Which Method To Use When For Deadheading Shasta Daisies

Question From: G. McKee - Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Q: I find two conflicting answers about deadheading Shasta daisies. 1: clip back to the next growth on the stem, or, 2: clip all the way back to the base of the plant. Which is correct?

A: This early in the season the plants should produce more flowers, so clip the stems back to where there is a leaf axil. Later in the season when the plants have bloomed out cut the stems back to the basal growth. Take a peek at the plant every few days to see where, when and how new growth emerges. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy