Need to move or toss a 6 year old Polish Spirit. Advice !

pump_toad(z4 iowa)March 16, 2012

I have had a Polish Spirit for 6 years and it has not bloomed although it gets lots of green leaves. I am going to either move it or toss it and get something else.I already have Etoile Violette which blooms beautifully and I have been told Polish Spirit is similiar.It's hard for me to make this decision as I know there are so many beautiful newer varities but yet this would have a really big root system and might take off in another location.

What is your opinion ?

Lois

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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

Are you cutting it back to about a foot tall every year?

My Polish Spirit blooms longer and more than my Etoile Violette. I prefer it.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2012 at 5:16PM
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pump_toad(z4 iowa)

Well, maybe I should move it and give it another chance. It's been cut almost to the ground every year so possibly it is the location.
Thanks. Lois

    Bookmark   March 16, 2012 at 8:07PM
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NHBabs(4b-5aNH)

I've read on one of these forums that PS is one that likes a lot of sun. Mine is in half shade, and hasn't bloomed once in about 5 years, though one of the texansis hybrids next to it blooms and a Ville de Lyon also close by blooms profusely. I am planning to move mine when I've found a good spot for it and put a more shade-tolerant plant in its place.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2012 at 10:09PM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

Mine is growing up a crabapple tree so doesn't get full sun but did grow to the sunnier side.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2012 at 8:43PM
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