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Do I cut the flower after it blooms and dies?

My gladiolas bloomed and now they died. Do I cut the stem or just pull the dead flower off?

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#1 Comment By Heather On 07/06/2011 @ 4:34 pm

You can cut the flower stems off but leave the leaves until they turn yellow. The plant needs the leaves to build energy for the next year’s bloom.

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