African Daisy Plants
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I sent an earlier question regarding Purple Ostespurnum but forgot to include a photo. I have attached it below.

Zone 32162 | Anonymous added on July 5, 2019 | Answered

My African Daisies (purple osteospurnum) were planted in Spring 2017 and bloomed like crazy. Despite fertilizing regularly this year they are not blooming much at all. Should I wait to see if it develops buds or does it need to be pruned/cut back? There are a number of long leafless stems on the plants.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 5, 2019

This may be a case of over fertilizing; excess Nitrogen may give you a big leafy plant but little or no flowers.
A soil test is the only sure way to know what is happening in the soil.
These links have more information.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/too-much-nitrogen-soil.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/bone-meal-fertilizer.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/bone-meal-fertilizer.htm

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