Annual Flower Dead Heading

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Dead heading annual flowers is a process of removing dead blossoms to help the plant thrive longer. Learn dead heading techniques with tips from a horticulturist in this free gardening video. View Video Transcript

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Leigh Anne Lomax

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So in order to keep your annuals blooming for the whole season we would recommend that you come in and remove the spent flowers from the plant. We call this dead heading because you are taking the dead flowers off. So in order to do that, so to dead head the plant you simply take the dead flower and you want to remove the entire flower stem all the way back to the main growing stem so you can see on this pansy that I am simply going to take my fingers and pinch the dead flower off. If we do this all over the plant the plant will continue to produce flowers all spring.