These plants have an annual development, therefore when it becomes cold they deteriorate, and get completely eradicated. It is advisable to position this plant in a partially shady place, where it is exposed to direct sunlight only during the coolest hours of the day.The Busy Lizzie can't stand temperatures below zero; they should be grown in cold green houses or at least in a place where they are sheltered by the wind; when every risk of late freezings has gone by we can place them outside or remove the protections.
Fertilization Busy Lizzie
Annual plants have a quite vigorous development and need, during the spring, a continuous fertilization; when placing them let’s add some humus or mature manure or some slow release granular fertilizer to the ground. During the spring months we suggest mixing some fertilizer for flowering plants to the irrigating water every 20-30 days.
Generalities Busy Lizzie
These plants grow covering the whole land at their disposal. The Busy Lizzie have a one or two year development cycle. The Busy Lizzie is medium in size and 20 cm in height; in the spring, summer, autumn, winter it assumes a pink colouring. These plants aren't evergreens, which means they lose their leaves some months during the year.
Watering Busy Lizzie
During this period of the year the The Busy Lizzie needs regular watering, which should be done letting the soil dry between one watering and the other; let’s irrigate every 1-2 weeks with about 2-3 glasses of water . As the cold weather arrives, in autumn, usually waterings is interrupted because these plants can't bear harsh temperatures.
Treatments Busy Lizzie
Generally during this time of year we suggest a pre-emptive treatment with wide range insecticide and with a systemic fungicide, to prevent the attack from part of the aphids and the development of fungus diseases, often favoured by a mild and damp climate.
Soil Busy Lizzie
These annual plants need a slightly heavy soil, which withholds moisture a bit.
Notes Busy Lizzie
There aren't any notes. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.