Position – Full sun
Soil – Well-drained
Flowering Period –Summer
Hardiness – Half hardy
Aloysia are best planted in a well-drained soil of loam, chalk or sand within an acidic, alkaline or neutral PH balance. They are best planted in a sheltered position that receives full sun with the protection of a wall or fence. Aloysia are well suited to beds and borders within courtyard, cottage and informal garden settings.
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Amend the planting area with coarse grit and organic mater to improve the drainage.
Apply a layer of mulch before winter to protect your plants. Cut back to ground level where it should re-sprout from the base in the late spring or early summer. These plants will benefit from regular fertilisation consisting of organic vegetable plant food- this should be applied during active growth every 4 weeks if left outdoors and every 2 weeks if kept indoors. Take care when watering as the roots will die if always kept moist.
It is possible to propagate Aloysia by softwood cuttings.
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