Armeria Question

Carlos99Carlos99 Posts: 4
When deadheading armeria plants, do you cut just the flower off or do you cut the stalk back to the base. Also, does it re-flower?

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  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Todmorden, West YorksPosts: 5,319
    My Armeria maritima has occasional flowers after the first flush, into Autumn.  I don't always get round to dead-heading them, but if I do, I usually cut the stalk off too, to leave a tidy mound of foliage.
    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • RubytooRubytoo On the sofa, Southerly aspect.Posts: 1,185
    I cut the stems off too it looks tidier. Although I often do it by snapping them low down in the clump as they come away quite cleanly with fingers and nails.
    I think it helps them to flower even more because I find with ours that they put that energy into lots of new stems. Ours seem to flower for a long time, we have the little white one with very narrow thin leaves.

  • Carlos99Carlos99 Posts: 4
    Thanks, I'll chop the whole stem off.
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