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H. 'Fragrant King' is ready to bloom

Posted by moccasinlanding z9A AL (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 28, 12 at 1:10

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

Some plantaginea hosta, in shades of green

Thanks for looking. Your comments are helpful.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: H. 'Fragrant King' is ready to bloom

Moccasin, Sugar and Cream's first bloom opened today and plantaginea is sending up a scape. Guacamole is about finished with it's bloom. My second Sugar and Cream is sending up scapes, too.

So, it's time for the fragrant ones for us in the South.


RE: H. 'Fragrant King' is ready to bloom

My only fragrant one I noticed today even thinking about sending up flower scapes is 'Moonlight Sonata'.


RE: H. 'Fragrant King' is ready to bloom

Interesting. Here in 5b I have Guacamole, Stained Glass and Fragrant Bouquet sending up scapes.


RE: H. 'Fragrant King' is ready to bloom

I just checked So Sweet, it's "scaping", too. They're just still under the leaves.


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