ARS South Australia Newsletter – October 2015

  • Date: 20th February 2016
  • author: Bill Voigt

Culture Notes

Azaleas come in many colours these days and while most seem to blend in together, the reds do clash with the predominant pinks and purples. One solution is to plant whites and reds together. The red azalea “Fire Magic” looks good when placed next to a pure white variety.

Warmer temperatures bring out the dreaded Lace Bug, so an early spraying with Confidor should check any possible infection.
Epimediums provide a very good ground cover for partially shaded areas. The new bronze foliage is very attractive and the spring produced flowers, most of which are spurred, come in shades of white, red, cream and yellow. One very hardy and easy to grow variety is “neo-sulphurem” which has bright yellow flowers (these are not spurred as are most others).

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