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Prairie Smoke not blooming

Posted by greenhaven N Illinois 4b-5a (My Page) on
Wed, May 7, 08 at 1:57

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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RE: Prairie Smoke not blooming

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


RE: Prairie Smoke not blooming

How I need some.


RE: Prairie Smoke not blooming

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)

RE: Prairie Smoke not blooming

They are very pretty!!!

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