June 4, 2021

Yellow Bell

Day 155 of 2021 -  These Yellow Bell flowers add bright sunshine to a rather gloomy day.  I like this plant a lot because it can stand up to the hottest summer weather. Most importantly because it is given by my sis-in-law  Gaye. 💛

Yellow Bells is an evergreen shrub that loves sun and heat. It blooms from late spring through early fall, and It can be grown in a container as well as directly in the ground.

Water newly planted yellow bell bushes every five to seven days and established bushes every six to 10 days. Wet the entire root zone to a depth of 12 inches and let the soil dry out in the top 1 to 2 inches before watering again.

To encourage the largest number of blooms, plant yellow bells in full sun. The blossoms will be followed by long, narrow beanlike seedpods. Allow them to dry on the shrub, then crack them open to get thin papery seeds. Direct sow the seeds after the last frost to start new shrubs.

Prune or cut back unruly canes by cutting the cane all the way back to a main stem or to the ground. This will keep the plant's natural shape and can be done anytime. Remove seed pods and spent blooms by cutting back each stem that recently bloomed by one-third.

Prune yellow bells shrubs after the last blooms fade in late spring or early summer. Avoid pruning in late summer or fall as this will affect the number of blooms the plant will produce in the spring as buds bloom on older growth of the plant.

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