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Growing Tips:

  • Likes full sun

  • This combination of plants does best in warm summer temperatures

  • Remove old flowers on Geranuium and pinch back to keep full and encourage new growth and flowering

  • Remove old Jewels of Opar flower stalks to keep plant looking neat

  • Plants like regular water. Keep moist but not soggy; allow soil to dry out a bit between waterings

  • Feed every two weeks with a water-soluble fertilizer. Hydrolyzed fish fertilizer mixed with kelp is a great water-soluble fertilizer combination

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Container is round

Diameter: 12 inches (30 cm)

Plant Names & Comments:

  1. Petunia
    Outstanding long-lasting color, with trailing habit

  2. Jewels of Opar
    (Talinum Paniculatum)
    Warm season annual has small individual flowers on airy stalks. Has red to burgundy round seed capsules and nice foliage. Very heat and drought resistant. A favorite with bees

  3. Geranium
    Comes with single or double flowers

  4. Fan Flower
    (Scaevola aemula)
    Blue fan-shaped flowers that bloom all summer; very heat tolerant

1. Petunia - Purple

2. Jewels of Opar

3. Geranium - Pink

4. Fan Flower

Some Information and Pictures from Ball Horticulture

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