I'm in the Central Florida area and I planted a honey suckle several
years ago in an area that gets direct sun in the morning and shade in
the afternoon. Its blooms have always been dismal. I have two
questions. What kind of fertilizer will force it to bloom and will
cutting it back help?
On Tue, 02 Mar 2004 01:20:45 GMT, email@example.com wrote:
More sun = more bloom. You may want to consider moving the plant, or
better yet, bury a strand until roots grow, cut it off and plant it in
full sun. Phosphorus (the 2nd number in the fertilizer formula)
encourages bloom, but that will help only if your soil is lacking.
Another option is to find/buy a variety that blooms well in part-sun.
I have some wild honey suckle that grows in shade, with very small
flowers. This is one of my favorite fragrant plants.
Thanks. It technically is in a good location, but the sun has to come
through a semi-opaque screen in the morning when it gets its best
Regarding wild vines. There is a wild vine which has overtaken the
vacant lot next to me. It's blooming on the top of the trees and
looks like yellow Carolina Jasmine -- but there is no fragrance. Any
idea what it might be?
And yet another question: I'm trying to find a vine that I can
control and put in a flower box with trellis, but there's nothing
small enough that I can find in the stores. Any suggestions?
Annual vines work well in this situation.
They grow easily and quickly from seed.
Black eyed Susan (Thunbergia)
Canary Bird Flower (Tropaeolum peregrinum)
Select Seeds has plants of some of these.
Perennial: Clematis ??
bougainvillea (maybe too large in Fla. ?)
Jasminum sambac: Arabian Jasmine, Pikake
(I find most perennial vines get very large quckly in my climate.)
Thank you, Mleblanca! I posted my questions on another thread because
I did not yet have an answer and I'm going to the nursery today. Your
answers were wonderful! I'm going to look for some trailing
On 02 Mar 2004 17:34:42 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (MLEBLANCA) wrote:
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