Prairie Smoke not blooming

greenhaven(SW MI z6)May 7, 2008

I planted these from tiny pots last year. The foliage grew well and looked healthy, and the plant actually tried to bloom, albeit a little too late. The buds never opened, just went pale and dried up.

This year they have grown like gangbusters and put out tons of buds! But the buds seem to be doing the same thing...getting full and ready to 'pop' then drying up and not doing anything.

Any explanation? I certainly don't want to have to baby a tough native. I've never had such trouble with Prairie Smoke.


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greenhaven(SW MI z6)

Never mind, posted a day too soon-of course! They are finally bursting their buds:

    Bookmark   May 7, 2008 at 7:50PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

How I need some.


    Bookmark   May 8, 2008 at 1:41AM
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greenhaven(SW MI z6)

Oh, you definitely need some of these! Google some images...gorgeous! And wind some Phlox bifida among them and you will be stunned. Happy planting! :o)

    Bookmark   May 8, 2008 at 8:43AM
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sherriseden(z6 IL)

They are very pretty!!!

    Bookmark   May 8, 2008 at 9:08PM
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