Summer blossoms?

almost_canadaAugust 25, 2010

I have H. Orientalis 'Pink Lady' that I has been in my garden for about 3 years. It ususally blooms in winter. But this month, August, it sent up 2 small flower stalks. Is it a swan song? The leaves remains shiny and green.

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morz8(Washington Coast Z8b)

No, not a swan song - the health and vigor of your plant shouldn't be diminished - but you aren't going to get your usual full winter display and will have to settle for enjoying the flowers now.

When I was new to growing hellebores from seed, I was more than startled to find July flowers on 15 mo old Mrs. Betty Ranicar seedlings :) Now I almost expect some scattered summer bloom - I'll find a few (out of many) blooming in summer every year. Right now there are three or four double whites and a couple of pink in bloom, and unfortunately blooming when in full foliage so the blooms are hard to enjoy as compared to later when I've done a winter cut back.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2010 at 12:49PM
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