Senetti plants are a hit due to their vibrant colours they bring to the garden and attractive dominant blooms. They are pretty weather resilient too, and if you follow the right guidelines for their care, they are likely to bloom all summer long.
This variety is a very striking looking flower and you don’t miss them! They grow in a range of shades like purple, blue and pink, but in all kinds of tones! Their strong colours and central white band form a very attractive flower and here’s our guide on how to care for them!
Remove your Senetti plants from the packaging immediately, check the compost is adequately moist and water if necessary.
Plants should be potted either, individually into a 13 to 15cm (5-6″) pot or 3 plants in a 30cm (12″) diameter pot, using a good quality multi-purpose potting compost. Once potted, settle your Senetti plants into the compost by watering with tepid water and allow to drain. Place the plants in a bright location maintaining a temperature of around 12°C for 3 to 4 weeks while the plants become established in the pot. The plants can now be grown on at 5°C before placing in a sheltered location outside during April. Care should be taken to keep the plants moist but not over-watered as this will cause the roots to rot.
Senetti plants will tolerate temperatures down to -1°C and produce flowers through to June. Once the flowers have faded, trim the plants back to 10-15cm above the compost and allow the plants to grow back for a second flush of flowers later in the year.
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