Deadheading

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Deadheading is cutting off old blossoms to produce new growth. Some perennials will produce multiple blossom rounds with deadheading. Annuals respond especially well to deadheading, producing new blossoms after each deadheading.

In addition to encouraging the plant to produce more blooms, deadheading removes rotten material that can attract invaders and invite infections into your garden beds.