Question From: K. Carnegie - Ridgeway, Virginia, United States
Q: My Shasta grew nicely, had several blooms, then stopped in June. Half the clump died the other half sent up new growth but no bloom stems up yet. Gets full sun, fertilizer, and plenty of water. Help?!!
The fertilizer may be the issue. If you are using a water soluble chemical type and watered a dry plant you may have burned it. The guru of perennials, Dr. Allan Armitidge, counsels that mixing compost with the backfill soil when planting is usually about all perennials need. If you must fertilize, seaweed and fish fertilizer mix at half strength works well. Hope this helps. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy