Florida Gardening forum: Surprise blooms!

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Name: Ron
Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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rattlebox
May 4, 2015 11:24 PM CST
Just returned from a week-long trip away to find my Curcuma 'Scarlet Fever' in bloom. I knew they were getting started, but the heavy rains we had at the beginning of the week I was gone really spurred them on!

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Name: pam
gainesville fl (Zone 8b)
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gardenglory
May 5, 2015 11:25 AM CST
Love them. Sure wish I would find a surprise like that. Im going to have to find out if I can grow them up here.
Name: Ron
Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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rattlebox
May 5, 2015 11:39 AM CST
It was really a surprise for me Pam, because when I left, it looked like there would only be two or three blooms this year. The rest of the stems coming up looked like leaf stalks. Plus, there seemed a long way to go before the actual blooming even got started. I guess all they needed was 3½" of rain!

[He] decided that if a few quiet beers wouldn't allow him to see things in a different light, then a few more probably would. - Terry Pratchett
Name: pam
gainesville fl (Zone 8b)
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gardenglory
May 5, 2015 12:06 PM CST
I will say, when out in the yard yesterday, I noticed my bed of pinecone ginger went from nothing, to a good 12 plus inches. It was the rain for them too as well, I guess. I was going to move them when they first started showing, I missed that chance this year.
Name: Jean
Fleming Island, FL (Zone 9a)
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qwilter
May 5, 2015 12:34 PM CST
Ron - nice surprise. Mine won't bloom for another month or so.
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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
May 16, 2015 7:07 PM CST
Hmm, very nice Ron. I have some white ones with purple florets around somewhere. Guess I'd better go hunt for them tomorrow morning. We had nearly 2in of rain in 20 minutes this afternoon. So thankful!
Elaine

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Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
May 16, 2015 11:48 PM CST
I agree Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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