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Re: Persian Shield Flower


Dan,
Have you ever had most of a whole spike in bloom at once?  or do they just
bloom one or two at a time up the spike and fade before more bloom?

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Daniel Roman" <djroman@worldnet.att.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2004 9:33 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Persian Shield Flower


> Kitty,
> Most of my cuttings bloom every year. I try to pinch off the spike before
> flowers form but I always leave a few to brighten things up. I never had
any
> seeds form.
>
> Dan
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2004 5:40 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Persian Shield Flower
>
>
> > I don't know actually.  Here in Z5 it is usually grown as an annual and
> then
> > pitched; repurchased in spring.  I've grown on from cuttings before, but
> > never had the cuttings produce flowers.  I don't know if the growth
cycle
> is
> > totally out of whack on my plants as they've never led a normal life -
> These
> > are cuttings from plants grown from the previous years cuttings.  I
didn't
> > note any indication of flowering when I struck them or I would have
chosen
> > other pieces.  I thought someone in our group in the south grows one
> > outside, maybe Noreen?  Does anyone know?
> > Those pics showed just the first flower.  If the whole spike decides to
> > flower, I'll post another pic.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: <Cersgarden@aol.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2004 5:05 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Persian Shield Flower
> >
> >
> > > In a message dated 3/3/04 2:16:33 PM, kmrsy@comcast.net writes:
> > >
> > > << I know that Persian Shield is not grown  >>
> > >
> > > So is it a winter bloomer or our growing season is not long enough to
> see
> > > bloom?
> > >     Ceres
> > >
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