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Christmas colour creations

Whether your Christmas colour theme is purest snowy white, sparkly silver and purple or traditional green, gold and red, you can coordinate your decorations with some gorgeous pots of flowers to brighten up your Christmas dinner table or outdoor entertainment area. An added bonus is that your floral creation can last for months!

Here is some inspiration:

To promote lots of healthy growth and festive flowers, keep the pots well-watered and feed each week with Yates Thrive® Roses & Flowers Liquid Plant Food. It’s a complete plant food that’s boosted with additional flower-promoting potassium. Regularly trim off any dead flowers to help keep the plants looking tidy.
Festive touches – before guests arrive you can add some final pizzazz to the pots such as ribbons, baubles, sprigs of holly and tinsel or even magical fairy lights.

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Princettia

The Northern hemisphere enjoys vibrant red poinsettias during their chilly Christmas weather, which is when they naturally flower and produce their showy coloured bracts. Australians can also enjoy beautiful poinsettias during our sweltering summers due to some very clever light control done by plant nurseries.

Oasis Horticulture create an artificially short 10 hour day in their special greenhouses, for around 2 months, to convince the poinsettias that it’s no longer summer and they should start flowering!

Oasis not only grow stunning red poinsettias, just perfect for Christmas, but also gorgeous pink and white varieties in their ‘Princettia’ range. A white Princettia planted into a decorative pot and teamed with festive ribbon makes an impressive Christmas table centrepiece or gift. And the pink Princettias are just so pretty.

Growing Tips:

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2. Grandessa

Daisies have gone to the next fabulous level with a new range called ‘Grandessa’ from Oasis Horticulture. They are hybrid argyranthemums with brightly coloured flowers during spring and summer that reach an impressive 8 – 10 cm across. Available in a beautiful range of colours including dusky pink ‘Sunset’, vibrant ‘Red’, buttery ‘Yellow’ and dark centred ‘White’.

Grandessa are vigorous plants that grow to around 45 – 60 cm tall and prefer a full sun position but will tolerate semi shade as well as dry conditions and frost. They also make a magnificent potted plant and create eye catching pops of colour around a patio, deck or courtyard.

To help keep Grandessa looking great feed each week with Yates Thrive® Roses & Flowers Liquid Plant Food.

Regularly trim spent flowers and after the main flowering flush has finished, trim the plant back to promote fresh new growth.

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