The Benefits of Deadheading Flowers

The Benefits of Deadheading FlowersDeadheading is when you remove flowers that have faded or die, without letting them set seeds.

This is generally seen to be a good idea as flowers that have their heads taken off will only produce extra growth hormones, which in turn creates a new flush of luscious flowers. Since seeds are not produced the flower’s energy is directed towards producing leaves, stems and flowers.

Some flowers that do not re-bloom like perennial poppies and chrysanthemums become more attractive through the process of deadheading. The plant is saved some of it’s energy and make it look much neater.

Deadheading also removes places for pest insects to hide and feed on.

[Via: Springville Journal]

The Benefits of Deadheading Flowers was last modified: July 11th, 2018 by admin
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