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On average, they are 2 cm wide and shine in the most dazzling shades of red, orange, golden yellow, brown or violet, the flowers of the gold lacquer. They smell honey-sweet and attract bees. But when can you expect the blossoms?

Gold lacquer often blooms as early as May

Flowering period: from May to June

The gold lacquer usually only flowers in the second year, from May to June. The flowers rarely appear as early as April. Some hybrid varieties also bloom again in autumn and into November. This includes, for example, the variety 'Bowles Mauve'.

Toxicity and Cut

What else you should know:

  • if sown in March, flowers may already bloom in autumn
  • Clean out old flowers regularly
  • for perennial varieties: Cut back heavily after flowering
  • wear gloves when handling the flowers (flowers are poisonous)
  • Flowers are suitable as cut flowers

tips

If you do not cut off the flowers, you encourage self-seeding of the gold lacquer!

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