Summer Blooms

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Re: Summer Blooms

Post by Mustansir Billah » June 5th, 2014, 12:04 am

Wonderful Zinnias and What a marvellous show of Rudbeckias.

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Re: Summer Blooms

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » June 5th, 2014, 9:56 am

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A wild flower of Taxas USA, I thought it would be easy to grow in Lahore but has not been able to grow it to my satisfaction.
Weldon :lol: :lol:

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Re: Summer Blooms

Post by Farhan Ahmed » June 8th, 2014, 11:10 am

Its difficult to start with, smaller seeds(however very aggressive in germination), and then extremely slow growing seedlings and it appeared that they were stuck in first set of leaves for month, however as the weather got hotter they picked up the pace. However the good part is their heat tolerance. In this hot weather i haven't seen a flower which can last more than a day or two. The bloom is still going strong even after a week.
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Crazy daisy, another perennial beating the heat
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Re: Summer Blooms

Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » June 19th, 2014, 2:56 pm

fahan bhai update please ..especially lisianthus.

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Re: Summer Blooms

Post by Farhan Ahmed » June 19th, 2014, 11:00 pm

Hmm. Lisianthus has proven to be one plant that can really beat the heat. Most recommended for hot June.
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else zinnias are doing fine

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Re: Summer Blooms

Post by UMARKHANMARDAN » June 20th, 2014, 6:35 am

Fantastic Lisianthus! So next summer i can try it along Zinnia.Thanks Farhan for a valuable sharing.what should be the sowing time & requirments for this beautiful flower.

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Re: Summer Blooms

Post by Mustansir Billah » June 20th, 2014, 10:02 am

Lisianthus now is a 'must add' plant. Soo refreshing color in this temperature!

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Re: Summer Blooms

Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » June 20th, 2014, 10:06 am

it is beauty..flower shape and color is also very attractive. thanks for sharing.

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Re: Summer Blooms

Post by Farhan Ahmed » June 21st, 2014, 6:04 pm

UMARKHANMARDAN wrote:Fantastic Lisianthus! So next summer i can try it along Zinnia.Thanks Farhan for a valuable sharing.what should be the sowing time & requirments for this beautiful flower.
No special requirements. Seeds are aggressive to germinate. I sowed in Fall and they bloomed now. Only thing is that seedling is very slow to grow for initial three months. Maybe sowing in warmer temperature would increase growth rate.

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Re: Summer Blooms

Post by UMARKHANMARDAN » June 21st, 2014, 6:30 pm

I see in future i may go for this beautiful annual which i have never tried before.Farhan thanks for useful input.

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