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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

  • Prune Perilla and Lamiastrum to maintain size and shape

  • Remove old flowers on the geranium to promote new growth and more flowers

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

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Container is oblong in shape

Dimensions: 12 x 20 inches (30-51 cm)

Plant Names & Comments:

  1. Geranium
    Comes with single or double flowers

  2. Nemesia
    (Nemesia strumosa)
    Is a colorful annual that is at its best in cool weather. It likes well-drained soil. Remove faded flowers to prolong flowering

  3. Magilla Perilla
    (Red Perilla)
    Is an annual with rounded foliage displaying brilliant splashes of hot pink, deep plum and green. These colors develop best in sun or bright, filtered light. It is easy to grow but performs best in fertile, well-drained soil

  4. Bacopa
    (Sutera cordata)
    Is a perennial that can be treated as an annual in harsh climates. Showy white flowers

  5. Dead or Spotted Nettle
    (Lamiastrum maculatum)
    Is a winter annual, or perennial in temperate areas, with attractive foliage that will trail 2-3 feet (.61-.91 m)

1. Geranium - Light Lavender

2. Nemesia - Royal Blue

3. Magilla Perilla

4. Bacopa - Upright White

5. Lamiastrum Jade Frost

Some Information and Pictures from Ball Horticulture

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