Does any one have Kings Ransom? It is truly a lovely flower, but I only get one stem at a time, with 2 buds. Is this normal?
It's been a couple of years since I had this plant, and I don't remember its blooming habits. I looked at it on First Class2, and it doesn't tell me much either.
However, it is such a spectacular blossom and so big, I would be happy with one. Fertilizing with a bloom booster (higher middle number) may induce it to bloom more.
You could call Lyon's greenhouses and ask, as this is their hybrid. Or, I will be there on Friday, I'll ask Paul and post his answer after the weekend.
This is one of my favorite blooms.
Please do that-it is spectacular isn't it?
Inquiring minds want to know Barbara.:) What did Paul say?
Paul said it is an average bloomer, but he concurs that a bloom booster fertilizer should increase the number of blooms.
If it were my plant, I would disbud it for a month, then start using a bloom booster fertilizer on it. You should see a good result by doing that.
Send us pictures of the result.