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Old 06-20-2016, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Looking for suggestions and recommendations on your favorite bloom booster for flowering periennals:

- Grangular Miracle-Gro Shake 'N Feed Rose And Bloom Continuous Release Plant Food
- Miracle-Gro Water Soluble Bloom Booster Flower Food, 10-52-10
- Scotts Super Bloom Water Soluble Plant Food 12-55-6

The above two have caught my eye.
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Old 06-20-2016, 09:59 AM
 
Location: CO
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I use the Miracle-Gro Bloom Booster on my mixed containers (annuals and perennials) once a week and am happy with it. However, the perennials have certain bloom times with little or no re-bloom so I doubt a bloom booster will do much for flowering, and any fertilizer won't change that. Annuals will bloom their hearts out all summer so a bloom booster is useful to promote that.
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Old 06-20-2016, 10:08 AM
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Location: Bel Air, California
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Osmocote-Flower-Vegetable-Smart-Release-Fertilizer
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Old 06-20-2016, 11:09 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Looking for suggestions and recommendations on your favorite bloom booster for flowering periennals:

- Grangular Miracle-Gro Shake 'N Feed Rose And Bloom Continuous Release Plant Food
- Miracle-Gro Water Soluble Bloom Booster Flower Food, 10-52-10
- Scotts Super Bloom Water Soluble Plant Food 12-55-6

The above two have caught my eye.
I use Miracle-Gro... more for the annuals, as it doesn't really affect the perennials much.
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Old 06-20-2016, 11:18 AM
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Scotts Super Bloom Water Soluble Plant Food 12-55-6
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Old 06-20-2016, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Great to hear. I had used another brand 10-50-10 or something several years ago and was really impressed with the given the ratio of ingredients. However the regular Miracle Grow Blom booster I am most familiar with until today was the 15–30–15 (to me that is too much nitrogen and not enough phosphorus).

Liking the sounds of this Miracle Grow Bloom booster 10-52-10.

Have you ever used Scott's Super Bloom? I'm trying to figure out if there's any real difference as it sounds nearly identical.

As for my perennials I am referring to they started blooming back in early May and go all the way up until frost.

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I use the Miracle-Gro Bloom Booster on my mixed containers (annuals and perennials) once a week and am happy with it. However, the perennials have certain bloom times with little or no re-bloom so I doubt a bloom booster will do much for flowering, and any fertilizer won't change that. Annuals will bloom their hearts out all summer so a bloom booster is useful to promote that.
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Old 06-20-2016, 11:35 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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None of the above. As Pitt Chick stated above, perennials do not need those types of ferts. I do put down 10-10-10 granules in my perennial beds in the early spring, and that's it. It's more about compost, and mulch to keep perennials growing strong.
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Old 06-20-2016, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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I love Osmocote products, but unfortunately 1414 14 is more of a general fertilizer and doesn't specifically focus on increasing blooms on flowering items.

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Old 06-20-2016, 12:56 PM
 
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Miracle Grow bloom booster makes my oleanders literally sag to the ground with blooms. Absolutely incredible. Never seen anything like it.
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Old 06-20-2016, 01:28 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I use granular Osmacoat around everything on the holidays (St Patrick's, Memorial, July 4th, Labor Day) and I use liquid Miracle Grow in my watering can for potted plants. I use a Bayer granular Fertilizer/insecticide/fungicide on the rose bushes on the holidays too.
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