Regal Pelargonium stunted? pix
I planted 4 Regal Pelargonium 'Maiden Rose Pink' in May and they absolutely exploded in blooms and size, bloomed 3 times over although I never deadheaded them. On the advise of a friend I deadheaded them in mid-July and I guess I must have done something wrong because they've stopped blooming altogether and just have bare stubs on the ends of the stems. Only a couple of little buds have formed.
Something also appears to be eating the leaves, I'm going to get some Bayer 3-in-1 because EVERYTHING in my backyard is being eaten by something: roses - whiteflies, hibiscus - whiteflies/aphids/ants, cannas - caterpillars. grrrr... but that is another thread...
here are larger views of the plants, the last is a close up of the stubby stems. what did I do? :(