Saturday, March 10, 2018

FAQ: How to maintain dark green foliage color

Q. The Liriope spicata I ordered has been growing great, however the starter plants that were a nice dark green the first growing season have become a leggy light green color.  Is there a fertilizer that you recommend to maintain the dark green color? 

A. Two things you can do:
  1. Spray over the top with a water-soluble fertilizer such as Miracle-Gro®. These will feed immediately through the foliage, as well as add nutrients to the soil. 
  2. Apply a granular or pelletized slow-release fertilizer such as Osmocote® or Nutricote® to the soil. Properly applied, they feed without the danger of foliage being burned by nitrogen.

Always follow label instructions.

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