I really don’t know why my arilbreds
behave as they do.I only have a half dozen varieties, Heart Stealer, Dawn Caress, Desert
Moonlight, Chocolate Mint, Byzantine Art and Wind Rider.Each clump will bloom all at once, ten
to twelve stalks, almost to the point of bloom out. Each flower only lasts a couple of days
even though is usually isn’t too hot in late
March when they are at their best. When they bloom they are spectacular, but
then they are gone.
Francelle EdwardsGlendale, AZZone 9
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>My Arilbreds are just about through now.
I have just two weeks of bloom >from them and they're gone. That's a
complaint I have against >Arilbreds. >Francelle Edwards Glendale, AZ
That surprises me, because I'd expect a much
longer season in AZ. Does your heat end the bloom prematurely?
That's the problem I have with TBs, and sometimes even the latest of the
Or do you grow just one type? My season
started over 2 weeks ago. The 3/4-breds are now approaching peak bloom
and a few 1/2-breds have bloomed, but only one 1/4-bred has opened so far.
Here, arilbred bloom usually peaks between April 10th and 20th -- but I expect
another month to 6 weeks of arilbred bloom.
BTW, the longest arilbred season I had started on
March 16 and ended June 1. Yes, I'm a compulsive statistician.