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Do you dead-head or remove stems once they have lost their blooms?

Zone No Syracuse NY zone 5b | sldouglassdd added on July 31, 2019 | Answered

It's late July and I beginning to get pods. Is that normal? No photo available.

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BushDoctor
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on August 1, 2019

It really depends on the plant in question, and if you would like to obtain seeds from it or not.

Usually deadheading a plant will keep it producing and healthy, but if you want seeds, then deadheading will prevent this.

This article will give you more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/fgen/deadheading-flowers.htm

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on August 1, 2019

Deadheading is a good practice to keep the garden tidy and to encourage another flush of blooms. If you have seed pods, your plants are going to seed and will not bloom much more. Many perennials and annuals benefit from deadheading. Here is how:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/fgen/deadheading-flowers.htm

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