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I have the Dianthus Super Trouper Orange and the Dianthus Sunflor Amber. They start blooming early which is awesome. However, I thought that they would have a lot more pop. Right now I have everything in containers. My goal is that next year I will be able to plant them in the ground--not these unless I don't kill them. That way I will have the whole set up of something blooming for every season. I have some some orange daylilies that came out of nowhere. I think I would like to plant those intentionally next year. I have some mums but they haven't started blooming yet so I can't get a real good visual. I also have my marigolds but those are annuals.

My question is, do you all have any recommendations for orange or yellow plants that are really vibrant that I could add? I am probably not going to grow them from seed but there is always that off chance I do that.
 

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Try a good fertilizer for potted plants and dissolve baking soda in the water you are using to water them....
This works on my Dahlias....
And the larger the pot the better the color...
 

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I have the Dianthus Super Trouper Orange and the Dianthus Sunflor Amber. They start blooming early which is awesome. However, I thought that they would have a lot more pop. Right now I have everything in containers. My goal is that next year I will be able to plant them in the ground--not these unless I don't kill them. That way I will have the whole set up of something blooming for every season. I have some some orange daylilies that came out of nowhere. I think I would like to plant those intentionally next year. I have some mums but they haven't started blooming yet so I can't get a real good visual. I also have my marigolds but those are annuals.

My question is, do you all have any recommendations for orange or yellow plants that are really vibrant that I could add? I am probably not going to grow them from seed but there is always that off chance I do that.

There are always orange or yellow marigolds for this time of year. I have been growing orange milk weed from seed for the butterflies for awhile. I kind of like it and the blooms while small, last much longer thn say day lillies. This is also the time of year where gladiolus are starting to bloom. Lots of choices there, but if you want to keep a single color they may require some long-term management as the hybrids often will start to "naturalize" back to a different color over time. My yellow ones I planted a few years ago are coming out lilac so far this year. Just planted a few hundred of the orange ones this year. Hopefully they won't naturalize too soon.
 

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I have the Dianthus Super Trouper Orange and the Dianthus Sunflor Amber. They start blooming early which is awesome. However, I thought that they would have a lot more pop. Right now I have everything in containers. My goal is that next year I will be able to plant them in the ground--not these unless I don't kill them. That way I will have the whole set up of something blooming for every season. I have some some orange daylilies that came out of nowhere. I think I would like to plant those intentionally next year. I have some mums but they haven't started blooming yet so I can't get a real good visual. I also have my marigolds but those are annuals.

My question is, do you all have any recommendations for orange or yellow plants that are really vibrant that I could add? I am probably not going to grow them from seed but there is always that off chance I do that.
I planted bee balms and coreopsis plants.....bee balms bright red, orange, and purple.....and coreopsis vibrant yellow.....because the rabbits dont like them and by second year they are beautiful. The rabbits ate the coneflowers and black eyed susans so I came up with alternates.
 

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Buy the 94% Sulfur fertilizer (20lb bag) and apply sparingly every two weeks.

Roses especially will love it as it makes the flowers have a more vibrant color and bigger size too.
 

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Yellow flowers are very much "IN" around California.
Orange ones? not so much.
Pumpkins there are being bred to become RED when they are ripe.
 
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Try a good fertilizer for potted plants and dissolve baking soda in the water you are using to water them....
This works on my Dahlias....
And the larger the pot the better the color...
What is a "good" fertilizer?
 

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What is a "good" fertilizer?
You will laugh at me when I tell you...
but... I use miracle grow... Its mild but its an all around fertilizer... I have always had good results in my potted plants with it....
 
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There are always orange or yellow marigolds for this time of year. I have been growing orange milk weed from seed for the butterflies for awhile. I kind of like it and the blooms while small, last much longer thn say day lillies. This is also the time of year where gladiolus are starting to bloom. Lots of choices there, but if you want to keep a single color they may require some long-term management as the hybrids often will start to "naturalize" back to a different color over time. My yellow ones I planted a few years ago are coming out lilac so far this year. Just planted a few hundred of the orange ones this year. Hopefully they won't naturalize too soon.
I have a mixed group of gladiolas and they came as a gift so I have no idea what color that they are yet but those were easier to get to grow than I first thought.
 
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Buy the 94% Sulfur fertilizer (20lb bag) and apply sparingly every two weeks.

Roses especially will love it as it makes the flowers have a more vibrant color and bigger size too.
Do you have any particular brand that you use?
 
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You will laugh at me when I tell you...
but... I use miracle grow... Its mild but its an all around fertilizer... I have always had good results in my potted plants with it....
How often do you use baking soda and how much are you using?
 

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Do you have any particular brand that you use?

94% sulfur is the same no matter the brand might be, try the nursery or better go to an agriculture store that sells fertilizers pesticides and herbicides or try the internet to find some.
 

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How often do you use baking soda and how much are you using?
I use just a tablespoonful in a two gallon watering can... and I don't use it every time I water... maybe once a month or so....
 
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Thanks! You all have been really helpful.
 

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I have a mixed group of gladiolas and they came as a gift so I have no idea what color that they are yet but those were easier to get to grow than I first thought.

I am rediscovering them so to speak. Grew them years ago but not many. I built a frog pond and was looking for something tall and spiky to go with the irises but that would maybe bloom a little longer. Started with a few glads and this year went a little overboard with them.
 
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Dried and ground liberals though poisonous to any plant having orange flowers. Especially Oranges, Tangerines and Pumpkins.
Well, I can see why your bartender cut you off last night.
 

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