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Azaleas in October

Post by Pola » Fri, 09 Nov 2001 05:27:59



        Hi - I'm getting flowers on my (large- potted Azalea) somewhat
to my surprise.  I thought they were a spring flower.

        This is Zone 24/8, So. Calif Coastal.

        After admiring the flowers, should I fertilizer
when bloom has ended?

        Do other in my Zone have same experience?

Thanks.

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Polar

 
 
 

Azaleas in October

Post by Larr » Fri, 09 Nov 2001 08:13:25


Quote:

>         Hi - I'm getting flowers on my (large- potted Azalea) somewhat
> to my surprise.  I thought they were a spring flower.
>         This is Zone 24/8, So. Calif Coastal.
>         After admiring the flowers, should I fertilizer
> when bloom has ended?
>         Do other in my Zone have same experience?

    Last November in N Texas we had azaleas and other Spring associated
bloomers, blooming. It didn't seem to effect the normal bloom the
following
Spring.
 
 
 

Azaleas in October

Post by Stephen M. Hennin » Fri, 09 Nov 2001 12:31:11


Quote:

>    Hi - I'm getting flowers on my (large- potted Azalea) somewhat
> to my surprise.  I thought they were a spring flower.

What your are seeing is atypical behavior caused by weather or cultural
conditions tricking the plant into thinking it is spring.  If you think
about it, it is a miracle that plants know when to bloom.  When they get
tricked we realize how much of a miracle it is.  Fertilizing now would
make the problem worse.  What needs to happen is for the plant to become
dormant (to rest) until spring. Fertilizing now would stimulate new
growth.

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Azaleas in October

Post by Pola » Sun, 11 Nov 2001 18:59:33


On Wed, 07 Nov 2001 22:31:11 -0500, "Stephen M. Henning"

Quote:


>>        Hi - I'm getting flowers on my (large- potted Azalea) somewhat
>> to my surprise.  I thought they were a spring flower.

>What your are seeing is atypical behavior caused by weather or cultural
>conditions tricking the plant into thinking it is spring.  If you think
>about it, it is a miracle that plants know when to bloom.  When they get
>tricked we realize how much of a miracle it is.  Fertilizing now would
>make the problem worse.  What needs to happen is for the plant to become
>dormant (to rest) until spring. Fertilizing now would stimulate new
>growth.

Thanks. Will refrain.

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Polar

 
 
 

Azaleas in October

Post by di » Tue, 13 Nov 2001 02:38:47


Quote:
Polar wrote...


>>> Hi - I'm getting flowers on my (large- potted Azalea) somewhat
>>> to my surprise.  I thought they were a spring flower.

>>What your are seeing is atypical behavior caused by weather or cultural
>>conditions tricking the plant into thinking it is spring.  If you think
>>about it, it is a miracle that plants know when to bloom.  When they get
>>tricked we realize how much of a miracle it is.  Fertilizing now would
>>make the problem worse.  What needs to happen is for the plant to become
>>dormant (to rest) until spring. Fertilizing now would stimulate new
>>growth.

>Thanks. Will refrain.

Could it be an Encore Azalea?  Advertised to bloom both in the spring and
fall, but here in zone 8 southeast, they can bloom all summer, too.
 
 
 

Azaleas in October

Post by Zemedel » Tue, 13 Nov 2001 11:54:07


I'm having the same "problem" in New Orleans--but just a few blooms.  These are
single, hot pink azaleas, very big, maybe 30 years old (I mean one is six feet
high and about 10 wide) that come spring are covered with flowers.  
zemedelec
 
 
 

Azaleas in October

Post by Rondi Anderso » Sat, 17 Nov 2001 15:46:37


The past two summers have been very dry and I've noticed that when the fall
rains came in mid September here is SE Kansas that the azaleas, yucca plants
and some small bush like magnolias, I believe, all blossomed. It was pretty,
but very out of season. Like I said it has now happened two years in a row
and only after a very dry July and August.

Rondi

Quote:

> On Wed, 07 Nov 2001 22:31:11 -0500, "Stephen M. Henning"


> >>      Hi - I'm getting flowers on my (large- potted Azalea) somewhat
> >> to my surprise.  I thought they were a spring flower.

> >What your are seeing is atypical behavior caused by weather or cultural
> >conditions tricking the plant into thinking it is spring.  If you think
> >about it, it is a miracle that plants know when to bloom.  When they get
> >tricked we realize how much of a miracle it is.  Fertilizing now would
> >make the problem worse.  What needs to happen is for the plant to become
> >dormant (to rest) until spring. Fertilizing now would stimulate new
> >growth.

> Thanks. Will refrain.

> --

> Polar