Discussion in 'Other Plants' started by eddybaby, Jul 15, 2018.
Should I dead head my pinks and will it encourage more blooms? Thank you
Well, you aint got nothing to lose really.
Yes is the short answer to the first part of your question. Don't know what varieties you have. Some respond well to this treatment and they are the keepers. Some don't. I think that the problem with pinks is that so many are grown for the flowers in the short term, in other words a quick display and that's the end of it. Others are really prolific and come back year after year.
Yes, for sure eddybaby Depends on variety, but the modern ones flower more profusely if dead headed frequently, i.e as soon as every stem's flowers start to go over. The other benefit it that the plant remains compact and neat. I replace mine every 3 years or so and take "pipings" (cuttings) regularly
It really depeends on the Species or Varieties you're growing @eddybaby . I grow around 30 to 40 different types of Dianthus and a lot of them are propogated from seed.
Thank you once again Verdun
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