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roseycats
Dayton, OH

July 10, 2011
3:38 PM

Post #8684577

I have a couple of Petite Pink Bee Balm's that quit flowering already, about a week or so ago. What I need to know is do I cut the flower heads off, or are they finished for the year?
lisabees
Centennial, CO
(Zone 5a)

July 10, 2011
6:15 PM

Post #8684794

Deadheading can't hurt.
roseycats
Dayton, OH

July 10, 2011
6:44 PM

Post #8684846

Yes, but I would like some seeds, if it's finished flowering for the year.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 10, 2011
7:00 PM

Post #8684903

You'll probably have more success digging it up and separating it into clumps, then replanting. I'd cut off the heads. The plant uses a lot of energy to make seed heads, which is one reason why we deadhead plants.
roseycats
Dayton, OH

July 11, 2011
11:00 AM

Post #8686045

Thanks Pirl

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