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(see also hips) Deadheading is cutting off flowers as they wither or don't look as good. Old blooms left on the plant may have been pollinated and may begin to form seed pods (hips). The formation of hips requires a lot of energy from the plant and slows flower production. By preventing the formation of hips, deadheading encourages the rose bush to grow new flowers. An alternative to cutting is to snap off the flower at the abscission layer on the stem (where it wants to break).
Deadheading through the season may be as much pruning as some old-fashioned roses need for several years in a row, eg Teas, when combined with a light "Hygiene Prune" in winter. (This means removing dead wood and crossing-over branches).


Two meanings:
- Removing flower buds from a very young or stressed plant, so it can put its energy into growing roots and leaves.
- Removing the side buds on a stem to send energy to the development of the flower growing at the tip of the stem. Primarily done in order to develop larger, high quality blooms used for exhibition purposes.


Flower with twenty-four or more petals. (All roses have at least four petals). Some rose experts class roses with more than fifty petals as "very double".


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