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New to gardening. What does this mean? Does it mean remove the whole top flower piece, just the dead portion or the whole stalk and top?

Pruning: Remove flower spikes as they fade to prolong flowering.

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  • Posted: Thu. 28th June 2012 14:56

Re: Pruning

Reply from ELAINE HUTSON

I think you mean deadheading, which constitutes the removal of a faded and spent flower, that sometimes encourages further bloom or in most cases just tidies the plant. If it is a deciduous plant you normally cut it down either in late fall or in Feb. Pruning applies to woody plants, like trees and shrubs. I hope that clears things up.

  • Posted: Thu. 28th June 2012 15:07

Re: Pruning

Reply from Kathy C

HI, LG,
As far as deadheading your Salivia, remove the entire flower stalk, down to the base (wherever the stalk bottom is).
Kathy C

  • Posted: Thu. 28th June 2012 17:40