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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)

  • Can take some light frost, but won't survive harsh winter climates

  • Remove old flowers on Pansies and Calendula

  • Pinch back Pansies, Phlox and African Daisy 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. African Daisy
    (Osteospermum fruticosum)
    Flowers intermittently all year, but more heavily in the fall and winter

  2. Calendula
    (Calendula officinalis)
    Cool-weather annual. Flowers come in both orange and bright yellow

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

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

  5. Brachyscome
    Gives a profusion of inch-wide daisy flowers

  6. Phlox
    (Plox drummondii)
    Profuse flowers in bright and pastel colors

1. African Daisy

2. Calendula - Orange

3. Stock - Pink

4. Pansy - Pink Shades

5. Brachyscome

6. Phlox - White


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