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How do you deadhead a bocopa? Pick off the flowers? That would leave a naked stem or do they rebloom on the stem? Should I shorten the stem to 3″ or 4″.
How do you deadhead Alyssum?
Thank you for your help.
A Bacopa can be pinched back to form a dense base.
When the flowers of Alyssum fade or the plant becomes leggy, clip back the entire plant to 4 to 5 inches in height.
Yes, cutting back can help vitalize the plant.
This link below gives you a great review of the care needed.
I planted alyssum a few years ago and have enjoyed it, but it is time for a change. I have pulled most of it but it comes back. Other then pulling the new growth how can I rid my garden of it?
It is likely that you have alyssum seeds in your soil and they will continue to pop up when conditions are right for several years. Make sure you don't allow this year's plants set seed! I suppose a pre-emergent herbicide would suppress germination of those seeds but that seems excessive given how easy it is to pull/hoe the plants when they appear. It's up to you.