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Growing Tips:

  • Likes full sun

  • This combination of plants is best for fall and early spring since they like cooler daytime temperatures and nighttime temperatures below 68 degrees F (20 degrees C)

  • Grow when freezing temperatures have passed. Won't survive harsh winter climates

  • Remove old flowers on Pineapple sage and Pansies. Pinch back to keep full

  • Allow Stock flowers to bloom to the top, when entire spike is dead, remove

  • Feed monthly with a water-soluble fertilizer. Hydrolyzed fish fertilizer mixed with kelp works wonders

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Container is round in shape

Dimensions: 12 x 12 inches (30-30 cm)

Plant Names & Comments:

  1. Pineapple Sage
    (Salvia elegans)
    In mild winter areas, flowers from late fall through early spring. Foliage has a strong aroma of ripe pineapple

  2. Stock
    (Matthiola incana)
    Spicy, sweet-smelling annual with flowers that come in shades of white, pink, red, purple, lavender, blue, yellow and cream

  3. Pansy
    (Viola x wittrockiana)
    Cool weather annual, comes in too many flower colors and variations to mention here

  4. Brachyscome
    Gives a profussion of inch-wide daisy flowers

1. Pineapple Sage

2. Stock - White and Purple

3. Pansy - Blue

4. Brachyscome


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