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Posted by Rink_Rat z5/6 MI (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 2, 05 at 8:39

What's the proper way to deadhead my hib after the blooms fade? I have the hardy kind.....

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RE: Deadheading

There's a small bump along the stem about 1/4 to 1 inch down from the flower. The flower will snap easily off in your hand at this spot.

RE: Deadheading

Thanks alot BeachBarbie I found the "bump" as described and I was able to deadead. Thanks for the info!

RE: Deadheading

Can you deadhead the whole flower stem or just where the 'bump' is?

RE: Deadheading

I just deadhead where the "bump" is because it seems to snap off naturally that way. Just my opinion.

RE: Deadheading

  • Posted by wmc1 s/w Ontario (My Page) on
    Wed, Aug 17, 05 at 16:04

I just pull the dead flower off and leave the rest if you want seed pods, pulling the stem destroys the pods too.

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