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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 Wallflowers, Snapdragons and Violas. Pinch back all plants to keep full

  • Allow Snapdragon 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

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Container is half-round hanging basket

Dimensions: 16 inches long x 8 inches wide (41 x 20 cm)

Plant Names & Comments:

  1. Snapdragon
    (Antirrhinum majus 'Snapshot')
    Cool weather annual with bright deep orange-red flowers that grow on a bushy and compact plant that reaches a height of 6 to 10 inches (15 to 20 cm). Fragrant Flowers are closely spaced on spikes that attract bees and hummingbirds.

  2. Wallflower
    (Erysimum 'Citrona')
    Cool weather annual, with loads of intense orange fragrant flowers. Gives great color for early spring or fall. Plant grows to 10 to 12 inches (25 -31 cm) tall. Attracts bees and hummingbirds.

  3. Viola
    (Viola tricolor 'Sorbet')
    Cool weather annual, with pure yellow flowers with whiskers. Loads of flowers on 6 inch (15 cm) tall plants.

  4. Dichondra
    (Dichondra argentea 'Emerald Falls')
    Beautiful dark green leaves with trailing habit.

1. Snapdragon - Orange

2. Wallflower - Orange

3. Viola - Yellow

4. Dichondra - Emerald Falls


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