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Lobelia and Osteospermum woes.

Postby Jade » May 25, 2008 11:33 am

I love the rich blue of lobelia in containers, but it always seems to fade out halfway through the growing season. Any suggestions? Ditto on the love of Osteospermum, which I have lots pf fun pairing with petunias to bring out the colour of the "eyes" but they close on cloudy days. How about it you experts out there!
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Postby Sheikea » May 26, 2008 2:08 pm

I find the more i pinch back the more flowers i get especially with the Osteo's not so sure on the lobellia though
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Postby Eeyore » May 26, 2008 4:46 pm

Lobelia should be sheared back partway through the season if it gets ratty. It does like to be kept moist too. Same with the Osteos. I gave up on Osteos because they would never rebloom for me. If all else fails, replace the lobelia in your baskets part way through the summer. Or replace the baskets. I did that last summer because I couldn't stand how overgrown and ratty mine were looking. I got them for 1/2 price around the 2nd week of August.
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