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Is it too late to fertilize perennials?

Posted by may_flowers 8 (My Page) on
Mon, May 20, 13 at 11:16

I like to give my heavy bloomers some scratch-in organic fertilizer when growth starts in the spring. I did the rose and clematis but nothing else. Should I even bother with my daylilies which have buds already? What about those that haven't budded, like cone flowers, hydrangea, and fuchsia? I don't want to go through all the work if it won't benefit the plant.

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RE: Is it too late to fertilize perennials?

Really the only benefit from any type of fertilization is if the plant is somehow nutrient deficient. If they look good, healthy color, proper new growth, budded as normal, etc. then no fertilizer is required.

RE: Is it too late to fertilize perennials?

For the perenials that bloom just once a year, around this time,it is not going to make a difference in floweing this year, However, fertilizers, if needed, is always good for general health of plants, especially when they have active root system.

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