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Shy cosmos

Hello All,

This is my first year growing cosmos and most of the plants started flowering at least 6 weeks ago... However, there's one plant, which must be 5' tall with loads of very healthy branches, with a stem nearly as thick as my (admittedly rather puny) wrist, that hasn't started to flower yet. Just wondering if that's normal?

I'm concerned that if it doesn't get a wriggle on, the first frost will get it before it puts out a flower!

=)

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,161

    TOO MUCH FERTILISER. TOO MUCH OF AN EASY LIFE. 

    NEXT YEAR TREAT 'EM ROUGH.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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  • Thanks all, I haven't knowingly fertilised it - it's in the border - but I will be sure to not feed them next year!

  • B3B3 Posts: 21,522

    Good job they have attractive leaves. I'm in the same boatimage

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • TooeyTooey Posts: 95

    And me! I've got several VERY large plants with no sign of them flowering. But I have got a couple of weedy ones that have. Very strange...

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,873

    Trentham gardens today. Taller than I am.They appear to have been grown from seed in Situ.

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    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,522

    I'm jealous. One bud on the top of one of my cosmos Christmas trees. Il am looking forward to the 'star' on the top. Magenta and white have done ok. I assume all of the non flowering ones are pink.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
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