Return to the Violet Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
all seed pods, no blooms

Posted by Romando 9, sunset 17 (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 21, 03 at 10:52

I bought a labridorica a few months back, and while it wasn't in bloom when I bought it, I've had this one in the past and love it, so I bought it anyway. Problem is, it's never had a flower on it. It produces tons of seed pods and is spreading, but no flowers. Never a flower, it just goes from nothing to a bulbous green pod, to turning brown and busting open with seeds. What do I need to do?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: all seed pods, no blooms

Just wait!

The flowers with petals (chasmogamous) will come in the spring. What you notice now as precursors to the pods are the petal-less flowers (cleistogamous). Day length is a key factor in determining which type of flowers violets produce: long days lead to cleistogamous flowers.

Alternatives to waiting 7 or 8 months:
- get yourself a time machine,
- head for the southern hemisphere in a month or two.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Violet Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here