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Q.Fuchsias not blooming

Zone 98033 | katielax added on August 21, 2018 | Answered

I read your articale about non-blooming fucias.
I understand about the new growth but my fucias are either new this year or came back after dying to the ground ie, lots of new growth, they look healthy and are growing like crazy, just now blooming. I’ve fertilizered them with fish fert. Still no blooms.
Any idea why?

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Answered on August 25, 2018

That fish emulsion will be higher in nitrogen than in potassium and phosphorus. This will actually keep it from flowering. You will need to add a bloom formula with little or no nitrogen to get it to bloom again.

The more direct solution would be potassium phosphate, which is an ingredient in most bloom ferts, but can be used alone as well.

Just make sure that there is little or no nitrogen in the next fertilizer that you apply next time, as there is usually plenty of nitrogen in the ground already.

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