First Cyps to Bloom in My Yard

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  1. Jun 9, 2012 #1

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    I put these plants in last year. I am thrilled that they overwintered and are starting to bloom.

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    Congratulations!! I have been thinking of getting one just to see if it would make it.
     
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    They are nice,
    look like planipetalum at the moment
     
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    Adorable additions to your garden Joanne!

    We tried these a few years ago.
    Expensive, and ours were suicidal.
     
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    Nice, which ones are those?
     
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    Parviflorum? Parviflorum var pubescens?

    The ones in bud/bloom came from Monica; the ones on the right came from Garden Slippers.
     
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    Definitely parviflorum variety of some type, likely pubescens. Keep planting them, you are in a great place to grow Cyps.
     
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    Very nice. Soon everyone should have them in the garden!

    I find cyps grow fine in yards planted in pots of non-organic media!
     
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    Nice! What kind of ground do you have them planted in? Loose? Well-drained?
     
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    Great!!!!!!! Keep us updated!!!! :)
     
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    Seems to me I added some horticultural sand and perlite to enhance drainage and that's about it. My yard is only 7 years old and I put in very nice garden loam back then; I was actually worried it might be too good...we shall see...
     
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    Blooms are open now...

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    Will you expand your collection?
     
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    Yeah probably. I see Shawn of Garden Slippers at our Society meetings all the time, and it's hard to resist the hybrids he has...I did try Maria in 2009, but I got it in October, put it in the ground and then we had a really hard sudden freeze that year in mid-October and I never saw her again.

    I'll probably wait on more year to start adding more Cyps though as I'm changing up the area where I've got them planted now.
     

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