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Summer blossoms?

Posted by almost_canada Washington (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 25, 10 at 16:14

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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RE: Summer blossoms?

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Fri, Aug 27, 10 at 12:49

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.


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