could the second plant be Schizostylis? They look very
to the ones I have. Grow to about 1.5 ft tall, kind of
those of gladiolus. Spikes of showy pink/purple, and they
Yes, I had it, but it died, remember? I can't keep those small filler
plants (including lobelia) alive in a mixed pot.
Deadheading of annuals is usually done as the individual flowers die.
You can cut it all back by 1/3 I suppose but it will take quite a while
for new buds to form. They may not even form before a killing frost.
It's yours to experiment with. (Perhaps cut back just sections of it
and see how they do?)
It's hard to tell, but based on the asymetry of the flowers, the
white 'eyes' and the sprawling tumble of the plant it could be
something like Chaenorrhinum 'Summer Skies' or 'Blue Dreams'
which are commonly used as filler plants for planters and hanging
Pat in Plymouth MI
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