Posted: 18/09/2016 at 16:36
I have 2 of these...buzz Ivory and Magenta
jury is out for me. The first year Ivory was superb; last year hardly a flower. This year, after a move into better soil, it has flowered and is flowering reasonably well but without the impact of its first year. Magenta is ok but is not really an eye catcher.
Bright Star, mine was exactly as yours is, in its first year never out of flower and I remember posting a picture on the forum covered in butterflies. i thought it the bee's knees !
My feeling is that the Buzz series declines after first year.
It needs better....far better ...soil than the regular Davidii varieties.
I will feed and mulch again this spring and expect top notch performance. They are not worth their space so far in my opinion. A lot of better candidates available here waiting to oust them.
Have a go Nick, so they are perennial but don't expect them to match the hype of the advertisers
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