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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 Linaria and Pansies. Pinch back all plants to keep full

  • Allow Linaria 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 round in shape

Dimension: 24 inches (61 cm)

Plant Names & Comments:

  1. Toadflax
    (Linaria 'Enchantment')
    One of the most sweetly fragrant plants you will ever grow, Enchantment is a greatly improved Linaria with a longer season of bloom, thanks to better tolerance of heat. A spring and fall bloomer (can extend through winter in warm climates), this sun-lover fills beds and containers with bold color and unforgettable scent. Plant reaches 14 to 16 inches (36-41 cm) tall and about 12 to 14 inches (30-36 cm) wide.

  2. Pansy
    (Viola x wittrockiana 'Sunrise')
    Cool weather annual, has definite face, yellow with a blush of pink to red flowers

  3. Panola
    (Viola x wittrockiana 'Primrose')
    Cool weather annual, comes with clear face, soft yellow color

  4. Sweet Alyssum
    (Lobularia maritima)
    Gives a profusion of clusters of purple, sweet-smelling flowers

1. Toadflax

2. Pansy - Sunrise

3. Panola - Primrose

4. Sweet Alyssum - Violet


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