New hippi's received! Several questions....

rredbbeard(SE CT USA/zone 6)October 22, 2009

I just got my order from Scheeper's--one bulb each of Picotee, Lemon/Lime, and Dancing Queen. Yay! I want to get these on a 'normal' bloom cycle as quickly as I can, so here's my question: shoud I keep them growing through the coming summer ('10), or can I safely force them to go dormant after 2-3 months of growth, to resume growth in May 2010?

I usually try to get seeds from my plants, so that will be a limiting factor. Should I try instead to delay their initial growth for a couple of months, if possible?

As I mentioned in another earlier post, I have good success putting my overpotted hippi's outdoors all summer. I also tend to give them a mild fungicide/pesticide while they are dormant, which really helps.

Does anyone know if Dancing Queen is a mule?


--Rr in CT

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

As I'm sure you know, the bulbs are already primed to bloom. I would pot them up, let them do their thing, and then begin treating them normally, allowing them to rest and grow as they see fit. They will resume a natural schedule as they get used to the seasons and changing light.

That's how I grow mine, anyway... I treat them like I would a regular houseplant, and with proper care, they bloom every spring.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2009 at 5:01PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
I'm new to this forum... Hello!
My name is Allison and I'm a college student in NJ....
amaryllisgirl123 (zone 7 NJ USA)
My new addition ... Voodoo
Can someone please tell me about voodoo? Is it a good...
Sorry! I need help again
Sorry everyone that already helped me out, but I am...
Success at last
I love this 5 inches flower I have been working on...
brigarif Khan
Sponsored Products
Highgrove Ceiling Fan by Emerson Fans
$299.00 | Lumens
RION Furniture - Skopas Sideboard - GCON220OW
Great Furniture Deal
WAC Modern Forms | Blade 11in Wall Light
$139.00 | YLighting
Luceplan | Orchestra D27/30or Ceiling/Wall Light
Contemporary Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Artistic Weavers Rugs John Black 9 ft.
Home Depot
Blindsgalore Designer Roman Shades: Textural Solids
Bath Authority DreamLine Unidoor Frameless Adjustable Shower Door with Glass She
Modern Bathroom
Kingston Area Rug
Home Decorators Collection
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™