Today i was at tony avent's nursery. I bought 2 sarrs, ladybug and doodlebug (well my dad bought the doodlebug) and i was talking to him about cps, mostly sarrs. there were 2 things he said that i never knew.
1. i lose most of my plants over winter. the problem could be too much watering...
he waters the pots of sarrs not too often, only along with other plants, and there is a bog, and all sarrs are in a raised area that doesnt get too much water. He said to prevent sarr /loss, i should drill drainage holes near the bottom of the pot. i will do that with mine. he also said they will tolerate just being watered regullary, like once a week(i would say). another proof of this is number 2.
2. He had some sarrs, scarlet belle and dixie lace growing in regullar potting soil(there's has fertilizer) and they grow in the regular soil. I saw them myself, and he waters them only as often as the other pots. they were thriving and doing well, the only thing was many tall plants were blocking most of the sun.
So this year, i will not water often(only when water is dry) and hopefully i will save my plants. i will try a judith hindle(i have like 6) in regular soil when i get back home.