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David Verity blooming!

August 21 2011 at 7:56 AM

Penny  (Login Pennytoo)
Hummingbird Moderator 2005

My Cuphea ignea 'David Verity' is finally blooming! I don't know what the problem was this year over previous years but no matter how much sun, fresh soil, water, or fertilizer it got, it just wouldn't come into flower. I am happy to report that it has several clusters of flowers opening now and I hope that my hummers start investigating it. Also I got the first bloom yesterday on my Cuphea schumanii...YES [linked image]

Penny
NY
USDA hardiness zone 6
Heat zone 4
Sunset zone 39
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Sarah
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Feathered Friends Moderator 2005

Re: David Verity blooming!

August 21 2011, 8:51 AM 

That's great Penny!

sarah merion station, Pennsylvania zone 6B
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Penny
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Hummingbird Moderator 2005

Re: David Verity blooming!

August 21 2011, 9:10 AM 

I can't figure out why it took so long for it to bloom this year as it always started blooming right after I put it out in the spring in previous years but at least it is blooming now.

Penny
NY
USDA hardiness zone 6
Heat zone 4
Sunset zone 39
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Indy Steve
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Hummingbird lover 2007

Re: David Verity blooming!

August 21 2011, 10:48 AM 

Penny

At least now there is still time for the hummers to get some use out of them, good for you.

Steve
Martinsville, In
Heat zone 6
Sunset zone 35

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Penny
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Hummingbird Moderator 2005

Re: David Verity blooming!

August 21 2011, 10:50 AM 

Steve
I just hope they hurry up and discover it. I moved the pot up to the top of the compost bin so it would be more visible and keeping my fingers crossed.

Penny
NY
USDA hardiness zone 6
Heat zone 4
Sunset zone 39
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