Cyp. acuale

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  1. Apr 28, 2007 #1

    suss16

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    After a couple of years I finally got these guys to bloom. Maybe next year the stems will be a little longer. They are all three growths now. More cyps. next week.

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    Our wild ones won't be open for over 2 months yet....seeing yours makes me look forward to the wild local ones.
     
  3. Apr 29, 2007 #3

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    Big time congrats on blooming those! They sure aren't easy, that's for sure.
     
  4. Apr 29, 2007 #4

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    At least two weeks out here....
     
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    I'm out in Cutchogue right now....my acaules are coming up, about 2" high.....same size as my other cyps in NYC....I'd say its about 3-4 weeks before they bloom....They are always in bloom around Memorial day, while my pubescens in the city bloom in mid-May.....Take care, Eric
     
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    nice cyp looks good
     
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    Wonderful, Mine must not have survived :(
     
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    Nice job. Did you leave the pots outside overwinter? Where are you located?
     
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    Those look great! How do you cultivate them?

    Congratulations!

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  10. Apr 30, 2007 #10

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    I did leave the pots out all winter in a corner made by my fence. I planted them in a mix of peat moss and sand. Although my sprinkler system water (well) is not too bad 110 ppm and slightly below 7.0 ph - I put them in a shady spot (very little morning sun) and whatever rained on them was what irrigated them. I do have R/O if necessary. If you look in the background you can see my cyp cal that has been "potted" in the ground for 4 years now. I just repotted it last year and this year I have 4 growths and should have three blooms. I will post a pic later this week. I have another set of cyp cal planted directly in the ground in another part of my yard. They are 3 weeks behind the potted one and looks like 4 growths. I dug a trench 2 feet deep for that set and used the same soil mix as the potted ones.

    BTW - I am in Norfolk, VA
     
  11. May 1, 2007 #11

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    Very nicely done!

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