Lacy
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Define Free Flowering

I'm new to gardening (obviously) and cannot find a definition for free flowering anywhere.
Can anyone help?

opabinia51
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Don't have a concise definition myself but, I have asked a friend of mine who will most definately have an answer.

garden_mom
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Free-flowering means that the plant will bloom continually through the growing season. It won't bloom for a couple of weeks and then stop.

Lacy
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Thanks, mom!

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Thanks mom!

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You're welcome. I just realized that the second sectence may have been confusing. What I meant was that, like other perrenials that will bloom for a couple of weeks and then stop, free-flowering ones won't. And also you shouldn't have to worry about dead-heading with those, it shouldn't affect the blooming.

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