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About the mums…..we have a bed of them and have cut them back twice and now they are
flowering again. Is this a good time to cut them back or just to cut off the blooms?
We also want them to bloom again in the fall.
Many of our plants are confused. It is too late to really cut back mums, but deadheading
(cutting of the spent blooms) can encourage them to set more flowers for this fall
Once before you printed a hint about how to make Stella de Oro lilies bloom again
once their first blooming period is over. My Stella daylilies bloomed only fair this
year. They now have what look like pods at the tops of the stalks. I wonder if I should
cut them back or leave them alone. I would appreciate your help with any info you
can give me.
While Stella de’oro daylilies are touted as ever blooming daylilies, blooming will
definitely be curtailed if you allow the seedpods to remain after bloom. Although
most daylilies set seedpods following bloom, Stella’s seem to be prone to an abundance
of them. While they are busy making seeds, less energy will go into new blooms. It
is best to deadhead the spent blooms at least every two weeks to keep them setting
more flowers. This needn’t be as time-consuming as it sounds. Simply snap off the
spent flowers or beginning seed pods whenever you pass the plant. Fertilize after
the first peak of blooms, and then again six to eight weeks later. Water as needed.
Following these recommendations should give you almost continuous blooms. Another
thing that reduces blooms is overcrowding. While Stella’s don’t get overly tall, they
can grow quite wide. If they are too crowded, blooms will be small and sparse. Division
can be done either spring or fall.
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