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    heatherfeather knows the weather! lil hokie's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by KKPsi08 View Post
    Well after a light snow flurry 2 nights ago all of my Dews and VFT look drab. That flower stalk is completely dropped over. I think that shocked the rest of then into dormancy.
    That snow flurry was a bit of a surprise!! I did not get any at my house but it snowed in Greensboro about 10 minutes from my house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottychaos View Post
    The most likely reason some of KKP's plants are flowering in the autumn is explained here:



    They are probably new tissue-culture plants..
    probably growing indoors before they were purchased..

    KKP, did you purchase the plants after, lets say..June?
    If so, they probably dont "know" what season it is right now..that could explain why they are flowering now..

    but you live in the perfect climate for outdoor dormancy..just keep doing what you are doing!
    and they should come out of dormancy fine in the spring, and I bet a year from now they will *not* be flowering,
    because by then they will have their seasonal clocks set properly..

    None of this is a problem! or anything to worry about..
    it's just a quirk of the plants being relatively new to the world..

    Scot
    I honestly don't know. I bought that particular Sarr from the botanical gardens at UNC-Charlotte but your theory makes perfect sense. They were greenhouse kept as well. IDK if that matters and I did buy them in June if I remember correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbennett4041 View Post
    Last year I used a relatively dense mix of peat and fine grade sand which held on to moisture better than the mix of peat and perlite I currently use. Because of this, I was worried about keeping my plants too wet for the winter, so I cut back on water a ton. In fact, my Judith Hindle, purpurea ssp. purpurea, flava var. flava, and rubra ssp. rubra didn't sit in water and were only top drenched three or four times all winter. I always made sure the media was moist at least just under the surface, though.

    I figure I will follow a similar approach this year. If my mix dries out too quickly, though, I figure I will experiment with my pots sitting in a small amount of water.

    It might help to know that I live in zone 6b in Southeast Missouri: a bit colder in the winter than you.
    Thanks!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lil hokie View Post
    That snow flurry was a bit of a surprise!! I did not get any at my house but it snowed in Greensboro about 10 minutes from my house.
    EXACTLY!!!! I stepped out to get something out of the car and bam!!! Snow flurries. I was blown away. I hadn't looked at the weather at all do it was definitely a surprise. Poor plants though. The wind beat them up pretty bad that night

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    Quote Originally Posted by KKPsi08 View Post
    EXACTLY!!!! I stepped out to get something out of the car and bam!!! Snow flurries. I was blown away. I hadn't looked at the weather at all do it was definitely a surprise. Poor plants though. The wind beat them up pretty bad that night
    Whenever it gets really windy and it is cold, I always place garbage bags over mine just in case.

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    I would bring the binata and capensis inside.

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    Depends on the form of binata. There are some that naturally go dormant, and can survive very cold temperatures.
    Everything has a reason, whether big or small. Never underestimate the power of what is or is not.
    There is far more to everything than meets the eye.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    I would bring the binata and capensis inside.
    Ah that does remind me that I brought my capensis inside.

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