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Name: Heather
Northwest Arkansas (Zone 6b)
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Dodecatheon3
May 10, 2014 8:22 PM CST
'Magical Encounter' is such a pretty blossom, but does it routinely flop over?
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
May 10, 2014 8:29 PM CST
It did for me.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
May 10, 2014 8:53 PM CST
Rita, when you get one that routinely flops, do you brace it each year or get rid of it?
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
May 10, 2014 9:50 PM CST
If it doesn't annoy me then I just leave it. I have found the really tall ones tend to flop. Not that the stems are necessarily weaker than other stems. Just being longer they tend to fall over.
Name: Wes
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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Wes
May 10, 2014 11:37 PM CST
We had a white NOID that seemed to have good stem strength. Large flower, heavy bloomer. Everything in the center of the clump stood fine but the ones on the outside edges drooped into the lawn. If they weren't cut for a vase I'd cut little forked sticks (think fishing) and wedge them into the clump to keep everything nice and tidy throughout the bloom.

I don't grow anything pink specifically but I bet my Mom would enjoy "Magical Encounter". She has a peachy pink NOID that she likes but after viewing the photos here it's not nearly as attractive.
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
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
May 11, 2014 6:04 AM CST
Wes, I did that this year on a really tall purple, but the forked branchlet had already fallen nearby and was just waiting for me to be inspired. Big Grin
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Name: Heather
Northwest Arkansas (Zone 6b)
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Dodecatheon3
May 12, 2014 10:22 AM CST
Thanks for letting me know about the flopping Rita. I really appreciate the information.

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