flowering early or late?

Danielle sales at SESSLERINC.COM
Sat May 25 01:36:02 CEST 2002

I always thought the energy for the following year's flower is stored during
the leaf stage of previous year.

You cannot coerce the plant to flower later by additional fertilizer.

Help me out here everybody...isn't the best time to fertilize early, just as
the necks are poking out of the ground and until just after it flowers or
leafs out?

I don't fertilize at all after the flower has started to fade.

Danielle Sessler
Edgewood, Washington

----- Original Message -----
From: "Diane Whitehead" <ua024 at VICTORIA.TC.CA>
Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2002 4:02 PM
Subject: flowering early or late?

Usually it is obvious when an arisaema is going to flower - it comes out
of the ground with a bud, or is fatter than one that is not going to

Is it possible to fertilize a non-flowering plant, and make it grow
vigorously enough to flower later in its season?

When is the flower bud produced - while the corm is dormant, or can it be
produced while the plant is leafed-out?

Diane Whitehead
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
cool mediterranean climate

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