Busy Lizzie Wall of Colour FAQs


Busy Lizzie Wall of Colour Hello,

You'll love the vibrant eye-catching display you can create with this Bizzie Lizzie Today's Special Value. Here are some FAQs to help you grow the plants to their full potential…

How big do these Busy Lizzies grow to?
Each plant grows to a height and spread of about 30cm (12").

Are they annuals or perennials? 
Busy Lizzies are annuals.

What will I receive?
Your Busy Lizzie plants arrive as plugs in a 140-tray.

Can I plant them outside straight away?
No, the plugs will need to be grown on before they are placed outside – don't place them outside until all risk of frost has passed. Start your plugs by planting them into 7cm pots.

What shall I plant them in?
Busy Lizzie Expo is the perfect plant for planting into the Eezee Flower Pouches. Any extra plants you have left over will be perfect for window boxes, patio containers and hanging baskets.

How long will they be in flower for?
Busy Lizzies are extremely weather tolerant and will flower from June through to autumn.

What fertiliser should I use? 
During the growing season, we recommend feeding your plants every two weeks with a well-balanced liquid fertiliser.

What's the best position for these flowers?
Once the Busy Lizzies have been potted on and planted up, they grow best outside in sun or shade.

How often do I need to water them?
You should water the plants regularly throughout the summer, trying to avoid water on the foliage as this can cause scorching. In high summer it's best to water them every day.
Tip: Test the surface of the compost with your fingers and if it's dried out, then give the Busy Lizzies water.

Should I dead head for better results?
Yes, removing faded flowers will generally encourage more blooms. It's also good to remove any dead or faded foliage. Dead heading allows the plant to concentrate on producing more healthy blooms and foliage.

What other plants complement Busy Lizzies?
Border perennial and annual plants will create an excellent display; even other Busy Lizzies such as Apricot Butterfly would make a beautiful display.

Which way up should I put them in the compost?
Place the plug cell that contains the roots into the cell.

What soil do the plants like?
Busy Lizzies are versatile plants and can deal with most soil types that aren't too extreme. Ideally, go for any well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter.

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  1. haideh April 14, 2010 at 7:18 pm -  Reply

    This year my busylizy are not doing well .I like to know why?

  2. Lynne Robinson April 21, 2010 at 5:23 pm -  Reply

    I bought the busy lizzie wall of flowers set, I re-potted them the day after they arrived and they started growing well but now they seem to have stopped growing and the leaves are turning white and dropping off. I have checked and they are not pot-bound can you advise me on what to do to save them.

  3. michelle lloyd-edwards April 28, 2010 at 11:48 am -  Reply

    I too bought the busy lissie wall set and the same thing happened to me slowly day by day they started to die I was so up set .I have ordered many plants from qvc and never have I had this problem . I called qvc and they as always refunded my money but I now have no busy lissie please could you advise thank you.

  4. Jan Davies June 13, 2010 at 1:55 pm -  Reply

    Hi there
    I bought the apricot busy lizzie this year for a change but they are very disappointing – despite potting them on immediately they arrived, and following instructions to the letter, half of them died and the rest are very very slow and very very small, not even the plug plant booster could get them going! In previous years, the busy lizzies I have purchased from QVC have produced a wonderful show, but not these – shan’t try the apricot again.

  5. philip ball March 6, 2011 at 3:58 pm -  Reply

    are you doing the giant busy lizzes tha t you did last year they were beutiful if so when will they be on

  6. Mrs Rosalind Watt August 8, 2011 at 11:45 am -  Reply

    My busy lizzies are being eaten stalks and all. What could be eating them? This is the first time this has ever happened.

  7. Linda Sparks August 22, 2011 at 7:09 pm -  Reply

    I ordered the busy lizzie plugs this year, my husband brought them all on and made up 2 wonderful hanging baskets, all the flowers started dropping off and then they just died, i have heard that there is a fungus attacking all busy lizzies, very disappointed and have now had to repot new baskets!!!

  8. June Watson March 26, 2012 at 4:35 pm -  Reply

    Just potted busy lizzies plugs in the green house gone to look at them next morning and every one has been eaten there are no slug trails so I am wondering what has eaten them other plants in there which have been winterised and they are fine..help.

  9. Ty Buchanan August 16, 2015 at 9:11 am -  Reply

    Bizzie Lizzie, more correctly spelt Busy Lizzy, is not an annual. It is a perennial grown as an annual in England. It grows outdoors in Australia for many years.

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