over or under watering Endless Summer
My Endless Summer has a lot of blooms. In fact, it has too many smaller blooms, and they seem to fade too quickly. They begin to brown before they have gotten to a large size. I wonder if this is because I am under watering. I think I should water more. Then I flip flop and think I am over watering and I should cut back. The plant is large in part shade. How much is the ideal amount of water? The temps are in the 70's on a warm day, but often in the 50's in the summer. I know I should water less then people who are in the 80's, but I don't have any guidelines. I am in San Francisco, in a foggy part of town. You don't see the brown flowers in the photos because I removed them. Yesterday, I removed a bunch more that had started to brown to make room for many more. If I don't removed them, there are so many new flowers coming up that they new ones are crowded out by the older ones, and can not get to any sun light to develop. This would never happen to a old wood blooming macrophyalla. Those are very sparing in blooms, so they get big and last a long time.
Here is a link that might be useful: My Endless Summer