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I have a few varieties of astrantia in my garden. Some of the flowers are starting to go over (going brownish) or are just looking a bit 'dried'. When do you deadhead astrantia and how ? Should you just take the spent flowersheads off or should you take the flower and stem off just above next area of growth? If you don't deadhead them do they self-seed?Any help/advice much appreciated.

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  • Posted: Mon. 11th July 2011 19:22

Re: Deadheading astrantia?

Reply from Urmila Patel

I deadhead mine when they go brown. I cut them off just above the next area of growth. If you don't deadhead them, they do infact self-seed. If all the flowers have gone brown, then I would cut the whole plant down to the ground and it will grow again and make flowers in the same season. I hope this helps.

  • Posted: Mon. 11th July 2011 20:33

Re: Re: Deadheading astrantia?

Reply from Maureen

Hi Urmila,
That is really clear and helpful advice, Thank you.

  • Posted: Tue. 12th July 2011 19:38