mexican limelight

duane456July 22, 2005

When will my mexican limelight flower? I have a plant that is 5- 5 1/2 feet tall. I have three others around 3 1/2- 4 feet tall. They all look very healthy. I started them from seed this spring under lights. They are now in my garden that get at least 8 hrs. of sun.

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cait1

Hi, Duane! I could be wrong but I think it's a late summer/fall bloomer - that's when mine was in bloom.

Out of curiosity, what month did you sow the seed? I think it amazing that it went from seed to 3-5+ ft in a matter of months. You've definitely done everything right!

Cait

    Bookmark   July 22, 2005 at 10:41AM
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sarahbn(z6Pa.)

Mine bloomed in October November in 2003 when I had one. Sarah

    Bookmark   July 22, 2005 at 1:10PM
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wardw(z6 NJ)

I was afraid Sara was going to say that. There are three out in the garden - $2.00 sale plants - that have been growing very well and are beginning to send up their flower stalks. October-November is a real bad time to bloom in our area, since it is a real good time for freezes. While they are a nice foliage plant, I don't usually grow salvias for their excellent green foliage. You should do better in Zone 8 than we can do here Duane. When do you get your first frost?

    Bookmark   July 22, 2005 at 1:32PM
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gardningfool(7b)

It's a great plant but it is a late bloomer. I believe mine started blooming in September up until frost in October. Trina

    Bookmark   July 22, 2005 at 7:24PM
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duane456

cait---I believe I started them in March.
Ward--- first frost usually around late Oct.-Nov.
Thanks for all the responses!
Duane

    Bookmark   July 23, 2005 at 12:21AM
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