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CrazedHoosier
May 4, 2018 1:46 PM CST
Another problem for me, unfortunately. My large (36 inch) snapdragons, are not blooming! They're also just 12 inches tall atm, but have been planted for a month now. My dwarf snapdragons are blooming like crazy right now - which is why I'm concerned. The local nursery where I got them from, also has no blooms yet in terms of the large dragons. What is going on? Is my area just not compatible with the large variety?
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Name: Philip Becker
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Philipwonel
May 4, 2018 3:12 PM CST
They all bloom in there own time.
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DaisyI
May 4, 2018 3:52 PM CST
They have two feet to go. Be Patient.
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CrazedHoosier
May 4, 2018 7:46 PM CST
Well, I've had them since mid-March, and they've grown just around 2 inches since. If they keep growing at that rate, they will bloom by the end of summer! They won't even survive the summers here!
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MindiHammerstone
May 4, 2018 9:20 PM CST
Crazedhoosier,

Don't give up just yet. I think it's not mature yet. Maybe throw some fertilizer on it to give it a boost. Just my opinion of course!! Happier gardening!!

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DaisyI
May 4, 2018 9:35 PM CST
I have some volunteer Snapdragons that show up every summer (even though they are annuals Smiling - I didn't plant them). They haven't shown up yet this summer, and yes, I will see them blooming in the fall.

You live in a colder zone then I do. I think you are being WAY impatient.
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May 5, 2018 1:05 AM CST

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My annuals are slow with the cooler weather, we have been unseasonable cooler and my whole garden is at least a couple of weeks behind the usual schedule. Once things warm up, everything really gets going.
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CrazedHoosier
May 5, 2018 1:18 AM CST
Calif_Sue said:My annuals are slow with the cooler weather, we have been unseasonable cooler and my whole garden is at least a couple of weeks behind the usual schedule. Once things warm up, everything really gets going.


Wow, I'm glad I'm not the only one. My lilac this year bloomed a whole month later than it did last year! Things are a bit slow this year, it seems. I am mainly just worried because my snapdragons are very touchy about the sunlight here. They will wilt practically to death if they receive more than 5 hours of direct sunlight. I don't even want to imagine what will happen to them in the summer sun...
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Philipwonel
May 5, 2018 6:50 AM CST
Crazed H. : Howdy 😀
I planted mine last fall. They didn't start blooming til last month.

There's also short, medium, and tall ones. Like, 1,2, & 3 feet tall.

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CrazedHoosier
May 5, 2018 8:05 AM CST
Philipwonel said:Crazed H. : Howdy 😀
I planted mine last fall. They didn't start blooming til last month.

There's also short, medium, and tall ones. Like, 1,2, & 3 feet tall.

Ttfn Y'all 👍👍
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I guess they really do bloom when they want! My dwarf variety (1 foot tall), have been blooming since March. I'll help my 3 foot dragons along a bit with some Miracle-Gro, and hope they bloom before the end of June!


Thanks for the help, everyone! Hurray! Crossing Fingers!
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 5, 2018 10:12 AM CST
Your lilacs have already bloomed? I think mine will this week. Smiling
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Southern Indiana (Zone 6a)
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CrazedHoosier
May 5, 2018 3:02 PM CST
DaisyI said:Your lilacs have already bloomed? I think mine will this week. Smiling


They sure have! They started on exactly May 1st! They're currently making my yard smell AMAZING! I'm thinking about planting several more this year for complete lilac coverage of early spring to late spring!
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