H. 'Fragrant King' is ready to bloom
I have a good many plantaginea offspring, one of which is Fragrant King. It is the second one of the family to bloom. I'm counting Lederhosen as first, both of the Lederhosen I have are in full bloom now, lavender blooms, no fragrance discernable.
But I was surprised to have Fragrant King send up a scape this early in the season. Does any one else have a FKing doing this at the end of June-July? It sure moves the time line ahead from August-Sept for the plantaginea.
I've looked closely for other scapes to appear, yet see none so far. Of course, it seems they can shoot up there in a matter of hours after some deep watering, so I will check again tomorrow. Many of my plantaginea are now gathered in a spot where they get more morning sun and some relief from the mid day and afternoon sun, which is a killer.
Here is the Fragrant King:
and a family portrait of many earlier this month, including
Top left: H. 'Aphrodite' which makes big double white blooms.
Bottom left: H. 'Fried Green Tomatos'
12:00 top: H. 'Fragrant King' with the variegated leaf
in front of him is: H. 'Grape Fizz' with the lanceolate leaf shape
1:00 spot: H. 'None Lovelier' also variegated
3:00 spot: H. 'Double Up' which will also have double flowers
Thanks for looking. Your comments are helpful.