Re Linda's small growth seedlings.
On the bee pods I have planted for the last few years, there
always been a small percentage of seedlings which appear
but remain very small. The rhizomes seem to stay fixed
at 1/8 to 1/4
inch and never progress beyond that in terms of growth.
Sort of a
micro-mini plant. Eventually something has always
these little fellows - cold, drought, insects, whatever.
been planted right beside pod siblings which have exhibited
growth and reached and bloomed (and thus made the compost
after 2-3 years growing. I have tried to trigger growth
in these little
ones by moving, additional fertilized, potting, etc. But
the fact is they
seem to be inherent tiny plants. Ultimately none have
so far none have ever turned into regular sized rhizomes. I
currently which got potted this summer. It looks very
healthy and has
for some time, but the rhizome is about 1/4 inch max and the
correspondingly in proportion. There has never been any
They look like miniature plants.
Texas Zone 7
anybody have any thoughts on why these things are growing so
there a 'slow growth' gene pool out there? Most of these
have a lot of
Blyth ancestry, if that's a clue.
Linda Mann east Tennessee