It also keeps your containers and hanging baskets looking immaculate throughout the summer.
Plants that respond well to deadheading include Pansies and Violas, Pelargorium (Geraniums), Rosa (Roses), Lupinus (Lupins), Delphiniums and Phlox.
Note that some plants, such as Fuschias, Lobelia and Salvias, don’t need deadheading as they do not set much seed. Also avoid deadheading plants that have ornamental seeds or berries, such as Nigella (Love-in-a-mist) and Alliums (Firethorn).
Most flowering plants will produce more flowers with regular deadheading. Removing fading flowers stops them from going to seed, preventing the plant from thinking it has achieved its reproductive goal and directing its energies into producing seeds rather than further flowers.