In their 1971 album, Sticky Fingers, Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones encouraged their audience to “Send me dead flowers”. Other artists also have written about dead flowers. There are even bands named Dead Flowers–Joe Getty & The Dead Flowers, David Yellen Band & The Dead Flowers and a fun rock band simply named “Dead Flowers”.
They obviously weren’t talking about this particular flower. But they could have been!
So dead head your flowers if its time, but don’t forget to stop and appreciate the beauty of a dead flower.