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Whats wrong with my Helenium??


 
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Freckles
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:15 pm    Post subject: Whats wrong with my Helenium?? Reply with quote

Is this normal?? I expected to see some coloured petals Surprised Laughing Is this just before it flowers or is there something wrong with this?? This is the first year I got them this far so not used to this one!



Thanks!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they look like the sepals and the flower petals have fallen off when you were away
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for replying greengage but I havent been away!!!!

I have been minding these like a baby as this is my third year to try grow them. They go from bud to this!!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mmm ok have a look through these pics maybe it has not opened fully yey. let us know how you get on.
http://microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag//artjun13/bj-Helenium.html
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:31 pm    Post subject: Looking better now........... Reply with quote

This morning they were showing signs of colour!!! Very Happy



I hope to upload a photo if/when flower develops!! Thanks again greengage!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Very Happy Glad I waited now, even though this variety was meant to be burnt orange/red and they are clearly not but they are beautiful and almost as tall as me!!! Thanks again greengage!
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