Sarah Bernhardt not growing

gardenscents(8)May 23, 2010

I planted a SB in the early spring here in SC. I also planted another one (different name, but don't remember) in an area on the side. Both get part sun part shade (we have very hot sun here in the summer). The unnamed one on the side is about 18" tall (and came up 2 weeks later) and SB in the front is only about 6" high and doesn't look like it's progressing. Are they slow growers? I know to wait for flowers. Could I have planted it too deep? Then what?

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calistoga_al ca 15 usda 9

Sarah is not a slow grower. All divisions do not get off to a good start and I would not worry about Sarah as she will probably catch up in time. You may have planted too deep for your area, but that would not affect the growing, in most cases, just the blooming, as it affects the amount of winter chilling available to the buds. Al

    Bookmark   May 24, 2010 at 9:57AM
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gardenscents(8)

Should I dig it up in the fall and raise it some? After all, I did plant it for the blooms! LOL! It's also surrounded by miniature gardenias and a large out of control tickseed that I was thinking of moving to give her more room...

    Bookmark   May 24, 2010 at 10:54AM
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calistoga_al ca 15 usda 9

Yes I would raise it in the fall until you can see next years buds. In your zone(as in mine) you should be able to see next years buds during the winter every year to be assured of enough winter chilling. Al

    Bookmark   May 25, 2010 at 10:12AM
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