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Re: 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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