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  • Location: Douglas, Isle of Man
  • Location: Douglas, Isle of Man

We have a Lavatera plant which seems to have run out of flowers, they have all dropped and we have dead-headed it (seed pods as well) - is it likely to have another flush of flowers or is that it for this year ?

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  • Location: Mytholmroyd, West Yorks.......
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  • Location: Mytholmroyd, West Yorks.......
We have a Lavatera plant which seems to have run out of flowers, they have all dropped and we have dead-headed it (seed pods as well) - is it likely to have another flush of flowers or is that it for this year ?

I would imagine if the plant hasn't registered that it has set seed it may try a second flourish (Esp. if the weather keeps up) but it may not as well! Worth a try though eh?

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We have a Lavatera plant which seems to have run out of flowers, they have all dropped and we have dead-headed it (seed pods as well) - is it likely to have another flush of flowers or is that it for this year ?

why did the lavatera plant flush its flowers?

cos it thought it was a toilet!

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  • Location: Kingdom of Fife: 56.2º N, 3.2º W
  • Location: Kingdom of Fife: 56.2º N, 3.2º W

Normally Lavateria just keep on blooming from about June through to October so my guess is it's too dry. If you can give the roots a good deep soaking and it should bounce back. I've a L. 'Barnsley' planted last year that's looking magnificent at the moment.

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  • Location: Douglas, Isle of Man
  • Location: Douglas, Isle of Man
Normally Lavateria just keep on blooming from about June through to October so my guess is it's too dry. If you can give the roots a good deep soaking and it should bounce back. I've a L. 'Barnsley' planted last year that's looking magnificent at the moment.

I do give it a good dousing every day, and it's had some feed with miraclegrow along with the rest of the flowers about once a week. It's in a big tub about 2ft high and 18" diameter.

I'll keep an eye on any new shoots.

I have one particular basket this year which has amazed me, it's so big mainly with lobelia, I am having trouble finding a hanger with enough stand-off for it, it's been hanging from the porch but have given another a turn out the front for a while.

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