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why won't my saponaria ocymoides flower?
In afternoon sun and well drained.
Many thanks in advance.


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This one only flowers in Spring, usually around May, and not now. If it didn't flower back in Spring (if you had it then) did you cut it back early in the year or the previous autumn?

2 Sep, 2011

 

Thanks Bamboo - I bought it new this year in probably June, so that explains alot. When would you recommend cutting back as a young plant?

5 Sep, 2011

 

Usually done immediately flowering is over, and cut back fairly hard at that time, so around May/June. Don't do it now...

5 Sep, 2011

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