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Zone 07960 | JOAN KELLETT added on September 22, 2021 | Answered

When deadheading an allium plant, should I just cut below the purple or white “globe” flower OR should I cut all the way to the bottom of the long stem?

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Answered on September 22, 2021

Either way will not hurt. Some plants are sensitive to removing flowering hormones, but this will not be the case here.

What I do, is cut the bloom first. Then, once the stem has died and the plant has pulled back the nutrients and hormones, I will cut the rest of the stem.

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