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?
Scariff, County Clare, Ireland
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.
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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.
Thanks, I'll chop the whole stem off.