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Non-flowering Kalmia

PrivetPrivet Posts: 81

Can anyone help please? I've had a couple of Kalmia in a pot and although they were in flower when I first bought them a couple of years ago, they have never flowered since. I planted them in ericaceous compost and they look very healthy, with plenty of new growth, so what am I doing wrong?

Many thanks

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,398

    Are they getting full sun?

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  • PrivetPrivet Posts: 81

    Yes, they get quite a bit of sun especially over the middle of the day

    thanks

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,398

    'Full sun'  means 8-10 hours direct sunshine per day ...  is 'quite a bit' enough?

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  • PrivetPrivet Posts: 81

    Ah! Maybe not. I think I need to move it around the garden to follow the sun! My garden is only small. Thank you

  • PrivetPrivet Posts: 81

    Dovefromabove,

    thank you so much for the advice. I am delighted to find these little flower buds! The first I've ever had. Don't think I'll be getting any more, but I'm more than happy!

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