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Q.Do you cut off dead flowers or leave them?

Zone Pinellas Park, FL 33782 | Anonymous added on April 15, 2020 | Answered

Recently planted and not sure if dead flowers need to be removed.

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Answered on April 15, 2020

Some plants don't need it, like wax begonias. When you buy a plant, the tag might say "self cleaning" and that means you don't have to deadhead. However, when stems get lanky, cut them back several inches to promote bushy growth.

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