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Q.How To Deadhead Vipers Bugloss

Zone Lincolnshire England | Anonymous added on July 18, 2021 | Answered

Hi there, I’m new to gardening and need a little help please, I have several vipers bugloss plants in my garden and would like to see if I can get a second flush of flowers by deadheading them, but do I cut the whole flower spike off or do I just pull off the flowers on the spike. Any help would be greatly appreciated thank you Alan

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Answered on August 4, 2021

I couldn't find a source that said anything but "deadhead to prolong bloom," so I would cut off the spike. It would be too time consuming to pick off each bloom, plus they are a skin irritant. Here is more about them:


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