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I Hope My Crown Imperial Frittillaries Flower this Year


I Hope My Crown Imperial Frittillaries Flower this Year

The shoots are coming through strongly as every year but the Crown Imperials haven't flowered the last 2 springs, so I fed them last summer and hope for better luck this year!!!!



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Disappointing....hope they turn up this year!

13 Mar, 2013

 

They look very healthy, what did you feed them?

13 Mar, 2013

 

Fish blood bone,ScotsG.

14 Mar, 2013

 

That should help with flower production then. I have just planted some seeds of these, and lots more, but I expect to have to wait a few years to see mine in flower. I have not had any success with these in the past and thought if I grow them from seed they might survive.

14 Mar, 2013

 

These flowered for 4 or 5 years but not the last 2 . These are the orange/ red ones but the yellow ones are lovely too. At Beth Chattos garden in North east Essex(about 40/50 miles from here, she has huge clumps of both colours..absolutely fantastic!

14 Mar, 2013

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/gardenprojects/3337506/Your-garden-this-week-non-flowering-fritillaries-and-pruning-acacia.html published 13.3.13 has something to say about the problem and how to encourage flowering in future. Might be of interest for you.

14 Mar, 2013

 

Thanks! It's saying to feed them now.I thought that would be more likely to encourage foliage growth but I'll give it a go in the morning! Thanks

14 Mar, 2013

 

It does say a balanced fertiliser so your blood, fish and bone with an NPK of 6:6:6 or is it 7:7:7, one is Growmore the other is what you have been using already. The (N)Nitrogen will take care of your foliage, the (P) Phosphorus will take care of the roots, blooming and fruiting and the (K) Potassium will also help establish a good root system and strong stems. It will build up the plant for future years. http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?pid=95 recommend feeding spring flowering bulbs with tomato food. Have a look and see what you think.

14 Mar, 2013

 

Yes, thanks.I had a look.It seems a little strange using liquid tomato feed on bulbs in the ground, but, then again, it has the Phosphorus which helps fruiting in tomatoes etc and flowerin other plants, so makes sense but I would've though slow release type fertilisers like F/B/B wold be more suitable in the ground, wouldn't you.as I said, ear;ier, I did feed last summer, but perhaps I ought to again now by the look of this info....I'll put some fish/blood/ bone around them tomorrow, being careful not to touch the stems.Tat's the trouble once they've started to produce new stems!!! I'll report back in a few weeks on success or failure, Karen!!!

15 Mar, 2013

 

lovely - great plants

20 Mar, 2013



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