Essential flowers, generally used as ‘filler ins’ to bulk out hanging baskets, are easy to grow but are worth taking care of as they will give months of colour and form to your hanging baskets and containers. Our selections of these pretty plants are tried and tested for health, vigour and longevity and come in varied colours from whites, yellows, pinks, reds, purples and blues, so you can accessorize your basket!
Coming to you as large plug plants, all these plugs will all benefit from being potted on as soon as you can, to give them a chance to produce strong bushy growth before planting into their final positions after the risk of frost has passed in your area.
The plants do not need pinching out at all unless you want to restrict their growth.
***Water every day especially in hot weather to ensure the roots do not become dry.
General Growing Advice
Using a good quality multi-purpose compost, pot up your plugs into 10cm pots or 6 cell trays. Once your plug plants have been potted on and labelled, water them in well and grow on for around 5-6 weeks. Water once the compost starts to dry out.
If preferred you can pot on the plugs into hanging baskets, flower bags or pots. Add a slow release plant food like Miracle-Gro Slow Release All Purpose Plant Food to your compost which will give extra nutrients for strong and healthy plant growth.
Keep plants frost free until mid/late May and then harden off before being placed in their final positions when the risk of frost has passed in your area.
Water as necessary giving a liquid feed such as Neudorff Organic Plant Feed as instructed throughout the growing season.
***For packs of 20/40 plug plants gently remove the small plugs from the tray by pushing up from the bottom using a pencil.