Deadheading Cannas?

sweetjolieblon(6)June 23, 2005

How do you deadhead? do you just strip the old petals off or do you cut the stalk? mine bloom and then there is another taller stalk, kind of stacking- sometimes with a green round thing on it (what is this?) and i have problems keeping them in bloom all summer. the vegetation stays nice. i tried cutting the stalk last summer but didnt get another bloom when i did that. i love my cannas. they stay in the ground all winter and come up every spring (with lots of mulch-and on the south side next to the house). thanks in advance. joan

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michaelalreadytaken

I just remove the spent flowers every couple of days (it's fun). I like the exotic architectural look that the seed pods convey so I don't like to cut the stems unless they've flopped over or have a lot of insect damage.

Otherwise, I just make sure to keep them well watered and fertilize often but lightly.

MichaelAT

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