Summer Blooming 2012, Karachi

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Summer Blooming 2012, Karachi

Post by Izhar » April 16th, 2012, 12:29 pm

The first to start are Pentas, I planted them in half of the 11 feet long bed, now I will completed the bed with these only, excellent bloomers and attract a lot of butterflies:

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Re: Summer Blooming 2012, Karachi

Post by AhmadIrfan » April 16th, 2012, 6:43 pm

Beautiful pentas unfortunately mine didnot survive the winter. Is it possible to create new colors of pentas with open pollination??

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Re: Summer Blooming 2012, Karachi

Post by Izhar » April 16th, 2012, 7:26 pm

mine didn't produced seeds last year, despite hand-pollination.. I have two local varieties as well which are propagated through cuttings right now I have eight colors 2 shades of pink, 2 shades of purple, red, white and faint peach color.. the best part is they bloom heavily in a flush, then take rest until new buds are formed.. so during blooming there are countless flowers..

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Re: Summer Blooming 2012, Karachi

Post by AhmadIrfan » April 16th, 2012, 8:04 pm

Yes I had them last year in containers they bloom heavily mine were probated through seeds

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Re: Summer Blooming 2012, Karachi

Post by Farhan Ahmed » April 21st, 2012, 8:21 pm

lovely

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Re: Summer Blooming 2012, Karachi

Post by Farhan Ahmed » April 21st, 2012, 8:22 pm

it would be lovely if you could share long shots of your garden.......:-)

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Re: Summer Blooming 2012, Karachi

Post by zeeshanuddin » April 22nd, 2012, 1:21 am

Lovely flowers..... will they tolerate islamabad climate?
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Re: Summer Blooming 2012, Karachi

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » April 22nd, 2012, 9:08 am

I tried but the seeds did not germinate.

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Re: Summer Blooming 2012, Karachi

Post by UMARKHANMARDAN » April 22nd, 2012, 10:42 am

Arif sb Pentas flowers in our summers but can not tolerate the winters.i used to plant Pentas Fresh Look but it do not bloom like it does in Karachi.

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Re: Summer Blooming 2012, Karachi

Post by AhmadIrfan » April 22nd, 2012, 1:31 pm

Arif sir from past experience it's better to buy small plants then planting seeds I had 50 % germination plus they ask for care in Lahore

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