Fall blooming!

rredbbeard(SE CT USA/zone 6)September 18, 2010

A friend gave me a plant, which I think is 'Elva', when it finished flowering this Spring. Now 5 months later it is pushing up a nice big bud.

Is this typical? I was all set to have all the hippi's go dormant next month...

--Rr

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joshy46013

Rr,

Honestly it's probably on it's natural bloom cycle :) Some hippies bloom in the fall and some in the spring! I'd say you're giving them conditions they really like :) Do you have room to let it die down on its own? Some are naturally evergreen! :)

I want to see pictures when it blooms!

Josh

    Bookmark   September 18, 2010 at 11:45AM
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dondeldux

Rr,

It's not typical but not too uncommon for a summer or fall bloom. Right now, my father has a Minerva (from a box-store last season)that bloomed with 2 stalks last year, with a big fat bud opening with in a few days! I had an Exposure that had bloomed last winter bloom again in July! It was so gorgeous, what a treat! I keep looking every few days for another one of my 100+ pots to send up a scape, but nothing yet. It's a real treat when it happens, and the flowers that bloom this time of year usually have great saturated color! Enjoy your "Elva" or is it 'Elvas'!

Donna

    Bookmark   September 18, 2010 at 11:51AM
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