Bedding plant definitions
Some plant definitions and information
interesting snippets and information you might find useful if you're
planing to buy bedding plants.
|Jumbo Ready Plants are plants which are grown
in individual cells.
They measure approximately 8-12cm in height from the root of the
plant to the top of the stem.
They are despatched later in the season because it takes longer
for them to grow to this larger size.
They are ready to be planted straight out into the garden.
|Asteraceae or Compositae (commonly referred to as the aster, daisy,
or sunflower family - including marigolds, chrysanthemums, dahlias,
zinnias, and heleniums. One of the two largest plant families in
The name comes from the greek for "star".
|Orchidaceae is one of the two largest plant families in the world.
|Annual plant - one that grows from seed, flowers and finishes
in one growing season. Many perennial plants from warmer regions
are grown as an annual in the Uk.
|Perennial plant - one that grows year after year.
|Deadhead - remove the flowers which have flowered and are starting
to look dead.
|Biennial - a plant that takes two years to finish it's lifecycle,
producing flowers and seed in the second year. Some plants are perennial
but treated as annuals as growth weakens after the second year,
or produce less flowers. A true biennial will flower only once.
Plug Plants are grown in individual cells and measure approximately
4-8cm in height from the root of the plant to the top of the stem. These
plants will need to be grown on before planting.
Growing hints -Fertilize plants in containers once a month with a slow-release,
all-purpose fertilizer designed for annual flowers
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