can i dead head? (nanartus)

mushibu10(zone 8 (UK))July 8, 2014

so the flowers are dry, the new off set has appeared and growing strong, can I now cut the dead flower stalk off? and if so where do I cut?

leo

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hotdiggetydam

Just cut down as far as possible next to the leaves. You can cut the blooms as soon as they show signs of drying out unless you are going to harvest seeds.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 5:55PM
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mushibu10(zone 8 (UK))

Ahh, thank you.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 6:24PM
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gosalsk

Better to pull it. Grab the base of the plant and yank the flower stem out. If it doesn't pull out with moderate force wait and try again in a week or two.

This post was edited by gosalsk on Fri, Jul 11, 14 at 10:48

    Bookmark   July 11, 2014 at 10:18AM
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