Monday, May 11, 2009

Should hibiscus flowers be cut off at the stem or just pull the flower our (daily) as it days?

I have a lot of hibiscus that bloom beautifully and I've just been pulling out the flower as it droops and dies. It's occurred to me that this may be the wrong way to do it. Please advise.

Should hibiscus flowers be cut off at the stem or just pull the flower our (daily) as it days?
yes your fine,this is called"deadheading".this will make the flower keep blooming as it know that it hasnt went to seed.it wants to reproduce.when pruning cut back to the next leaf.
Reply:It is good to dead head your flowers to keep them from going to seed and thus creating a longer bloom season. But.. I think it would be better to clip off the dead bloom since pulling them might just take the flowery parts of the flower and leave the seed pod behind.
Reply:If you leave the old flower to dry up, some of these pods will dry up and have seeds in them. Want more plants? If not pull away. Just my opinion.


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