Deadheading during very hot weather
I thought I read that you should not deadhead flowers during really hot weather. Is this true or does it depend on the flowers? Thank you
Multnomah County Oregon
Thank you for your question. I can find no research which recommends against deadheading during a heat wave, although pruning woody plants which bloom may not be advisable for other reasons. Here is an Extension article on the reasons to deadhead: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/news/should-you-deadhead-your-flowers
Here is another guide to pruning woody plants, most of which have summer blooms as well: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/sites/default/files/documents/12281/pruningtreesshrubs.pdf
Hope this is helpful. Good luck!