Re: dead heading black eyed susans

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Posted by Newt on August 21, 2002 at 17:12:05:

In Reply to: dead heading black eyed susans posted by Carol on August 19, 2002 at 08:45:33:

: This is the first year I have tried growing perennials and I am not sure how much of the plant to take off when I dead head black eyed susans and purple coneflowers. Also why would the leaves be turning black and withering? Thanks in advance!


If this is your first year, congratualtions!! The blackening could be from either overwatering or drought stress. To deadhead, just cut the stem of the flower to the first set of leaves. I usually leave the last flower heads on for the birds. They will eat the seeds over the winter and look pretty peeping through the snow.

Newt

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