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Thu Jul 26, 2018, 07:31 PM

Need Flower Advice

I would like to make a circle around the lamp post in front of my condo.
I want to make it 1/3 red flowers, 1/3 white flowers, and 1/3 blue flowers.

They need to be able to survive the hot S. Fla summer and not grow too tall or my HOA will complain.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in Advance,
Dale

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Reply Need Flower Advice (Original post)
PBC_Democrat Jul 2018 OP
LuvLoogie Jul 2018 #1
2naSalit Jul 2018 #2
CottonBear Jul 2018 #3
2naSalit Jul 2018 #4
CottonBear Jul 2018 #5
2naSalit Jul 2018 #6
Baltimike Oct 2018 #7

Response to PBC_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2018, 07:56 PM

1. Soil? Light? Drainage? Impatiens and violets? Need shade, lots of watering...

What's there now?

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Response to PBC_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2018, 08:03 PM

2. Petunias might work.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 05:46 AM

3. Petunias are a good selection. However, the plants will need regular grooming.

By grooming, I mean dead heading faded blooms and trimming off brown leaves. Trim back any unruly growth. Petunias spread out quite a bit when they are well tended.

Regular fertilizing is a must. Fertilize when you plant them. I use a slow release granular fertilizer when planting and liquid fertilizer later on.

Mulch with finely ground bark/soil conditioner and replenish it often.

Water your plants regularly.

There are so many beautiful petunias! You’ll be able to find the perfect red, white & blue shades.

Good luck!

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Response to CottonBear (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 06:15 AM

4. Indeed, they need tending.

I live at high elevation with occasional hail, I quit gardening a couple years ago. But in response to the OP, asking what flowers might be suitable for the purpose they have in mind.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 01:44 PM

5. I've never lived in a high altitude area.

It must be challenging to garden in that environment.

I think your petunia suggestion was excellent! They love the heat and humidity where I live in the Southeast. A few years ago, I grew a salmon colored variety. 🌺

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Response to CottonBear (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 01:47 PM

6. They actually do well up here

one of the few species that do.

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Response to PBC_Democrat (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2018, 07:02 PM

7. Red geranium, white supertunias, or petunias and blue lobelia. nt

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