The Rustic Wedding (August 2019) Plant Package features four wildflowers that are wedding bouquet favorites, including miniature sunflowers! Paired with a faux cast-iron planter, the Rustic Wedding Plant Package will provide tons of color for these last days of summer.
Below, we'll answer some questions you might have about caring for your container.
How much sun should I give my container? The flowers prefer full sun, which means you'll want to find a spot that gets 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day.
How often should I water my plants? These plants are drought-tolerant, but if you're keeping them outside this summer, they will want to be watered every day. Typically, early morning and early evening are the best times to water. You can tell if your plants need water by sticking your finger into the top inch of soil. If it is dry, it's time to water. A good watering consists of watering until water runs out of the holes on the bottom of the container. This will allow even the deepest of roots to get the necessary water.
How big will this arrangement get? The plants could grow upwards of three feet or more if they aren't trimmed.
My plants are getting so big! What can I do? The wildflowers in this month's container have the ability to grow quite large. If they get too top-heavy for the container, we recommend either replanting them into a deeper pot or cutting them back. NOTE: Do not cut the Amethyst in Snow back - the flowers can be cut for displaying but the plant itself should not be trimmed.
Do I have to deadhead? Yes, we recommend removing the dead flowers after they die. Look under the fading flower head for the next bud or leaf. Snip the stalk beneath the dead flower but above the first healthy leaf with a pair of sharp scissors or gardening shears.
Can I transfer it to the ground? Sure! The Centaurea Amethyst in Snow is a perennial in zones 3-9 - this means you can plant it this fall and it will come back next spring!
Is this arrangement pet-friendly? While none of these plants are toxic to pets, we don't recommend letting your pets snack on them. You never know what could upset their stomachs, and oftentimes microscopic bugs live in the plants.
Are they any cool facts I can tell my friends? Of course! The sunflowers are not pollinated, making them friendly for your friends with allergies! Also, do you like hummingbirds? The Proven Winners Blue Suede Shoes saliva has been known to attract them!
Did we miss anything? Ask us additional questions in the comments below and our growers will be happy to answer!