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'Cherry Bells' aren't blooming! :(

Posted by daphnelogue 7 Peidmont NC (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 17, 08 at 11:54

I have two masses of Bellflower "Cherry bells" that I originally planted early last spring from containers bought at a local nursery. They were full of flower blooms last year- and they actually bloomed the entire summer. This year, when they started coming back, they started spreading out and making themselves at home. They aren't "invasive" because I like where they are. However, there is only ONE bloom on each set! :( What's going on?
Any ideas????

Thanks a million!

In the RDU area

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RE: 'Cherry Bells' aren't blooming! :(

Have you fed them, and if so with what? If they got any run-off from lawn fertilizer, they got too much nitrogen, and duly grew leaves. They need a fertilizer with a low first number, since flowers and roots grow with the encouragement of phosphorous - the second numbers on a label. My Callibrachoa/Million bells also came back from last summer, and are also being less floriferous than they were, so I am stepping up my feeding of them.

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