Should I remove the dead flower heads from my butterfly bush?

Asked April 8, 2015, 8:08 AM EDT

Last year I planted a "rainbow butterfly bush" to attract pollinators and help the bees. It grew really well and attracted lots of bees of different types. I didn't trim it or anything before winter. Now there's lots of dead flower heads on it. Am I supposed to trim them off so new ones can form?

Baltimore Maryland

1 Response

Butterfly bush - Prune in the early spring with the onset of new growth. Can be pruned back to about a foot.