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by dcamp on June 30, 2004 08:40 PM
I have some beautiful pink dianthus in pots on my patio. First time I have planted them. My questiion is how to dead head them. Do I just take off the dead petals or do I snip the entire green, cone-like "thing" that the flower is growing out of? Thank you.

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by alankhart on July 02, 2004 02:09 AM
You'll want to remove the little cone-like thing...that's where the seeds would be if you didn't. Once it has completely finished flowering, cut the stems completely back and you may get some more blooms later.

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by Bestofour on July 02, 2004 06:38 AM
That's one of my favorite flowers. I just continually cut or pull off the dead flowers and they keep blooming. I have them in pots too and they come back each year. Mine have a fall blooming season too. They reseed but I have to replenish the plants or put out seeds myself every other year to keep the garden full.

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