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Please advies....Should I cut off brown flower heads from phlox  after flowering?

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,850

    Yes

    You don't say if it's the perennial or annual phlox, but the answer is still yes.
    If you have the tall perennial type, a little way below the dead flower head you'll see a couple of tiny shoots coming from a leaf/stem joint. Cut to just above there and you'll get some more flowers.
    I was doing mine earlier. And I done the same to the annual phlox but just roughly cut back the dead bits.

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  • Thanks so much, Pete! I'll do just as you say & didn't know that there were 2 types of phlox until you replied - live & learn, eh?

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