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From: linda bryant
roaring river, NC
I have a calandiva, I was reading on how to take care of it. I was wondering what does it mean to cut off "spent blooms"?

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From: James Schmidt
Extension Specialist, Home Horticulture/4-H
Department of Crop Sciences
Cutting off spent blooms means that once the flowers are finished and have faded/turned brown, they are cut off. The rest of the plant can still be enjoyed as a foliage plant.

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