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mgaet
Jul 28, 2013 4:04 PM CST
The new buds on my dianthus ( pinks) dry up before they open..lots of buds but then no flowers Sad ....anyone know what's causing this?
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chelle
Jul 28, 2013 4:13 PM CST
Hi, mgaet. Welcome! to ATP!

How hot is it where you are? My dianthus drove me nuts last year, doing the same thing as yours. Once the temperature cooled a bit, blooms finally opened.
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mgaet
Jul 28, 2013 6:02 PM CST
We usually have summer temps around 80°F but it's been much hotter and much more humid than usual...sometimes feeling like low 90's ( global warming!?)
I'm in USDA 5 but the plants are in full sun all day. Thanks for giving me hope Smiling At least it's not something I'm doing wrong!
Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Jul 28, 2013 6:21 PM CST
Our summer temps average in the mid 90s (Dallas area) and my dianthus do the same thing. Perk back up A) if I decide to water--which isn't often. Big Grin B) when the temperatures cool down.
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mgaet
Jul 29, 2013 6:34 AM CST
Thank you so much for your responses..no one else ever knew what I was talking about and there is no info anywhere else about this particular problem Blinking I was beginning to think it was just me!! It makes a lot of sense though...they flower beautifully in the early summer and start drying out as the season progresses...I can't wait for them to come back! They're so pretty Smiling
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
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lovemyhouse
Jul 29, 2013 8:18 AM CST
Do they look like this?
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If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
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chelle
Jul 29, 2013 8:34 AM CST
mgaet said:Thank you so much for your responses..no one else ever knew what I was talking about and there is no info anywhere else about this particular problem Blinking


I couldn't find any references to this when I looked for it last year either. But, now we know! Hurray!

We've had a period of cool weather here, so much so that our burning bush plants and oaks are starting to color early (!), and the pinks are flowering again. Smiling


This one is near our construction zone, so don't mind the sawdust. Whistling So far, it's escaped harm. Hurray!
Thumb of 2013-07-29/chelle/d05930
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mgaet
Jul 31, 2013 7:44 AM CST
Lovemyhouse,... Yes they do ...green stems and dried out buds..but my dianthus is the alpine mounding kind..silver blue long thin leaves..but same problem.

Chelle,... You have a beautiful plant...I hope mine rebloom too though I was really hoping there was something I could do to avoid this dry bud situation Sad ..Oh well... as you said; at least now I know.

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