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Saint Paul, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 6, 2011
10:30 AM

Post #8676152

When deadheading the spent flowers is it good, bad or does it even matter if you snap off the seed pod with it? I was thinking that doing this would put the plants energy into the bulb. Is this correct?
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

July 6, 2011
10:36 AM

Post #8676173

As far as I know it directs energy to any remaining flower production, and if no more flowers, starts builing larger bulbs.
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

July 6, 2011
5:36 PM

Post #8676932

I always snap them off. If you're not interested in seeds then there is no need to let it do so.
Saint Paul, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 6, 2011
9:57 PM

Post #8677428

Thanks, I was hoping to hear that!

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