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How do you deadhead Shasta daisies?

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Deadheading Shasta daisies should be done yearly and takes only a sharp pair of pruning shears or a knife. Make sure to wait until after blooming for best results.

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  1. Wait for flower to fade

    Wait to deadhead the Shasta daisy until the flowers start to wither and fade, which occurs when the daisy blooms start to turn brown.

  2. Use a knife or pruning shears

    While you can pinch back blooms, using a knife or pruning shears yields better results. Make sure either implement is sharp and clean.

  3. Cut to first set of leaves

    Take the spent bloom's stem back to the first set of leaves when you prune. This assures new growth and stimulation of blooming.

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