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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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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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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
 
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suss16 said:
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
Very nicely done!

Ron
 

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