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Zone 60304 | Anonymous added on September 24, 2018 | Answered

A few years ago, I bought tubers of Kelvin floodlight. They limped along for a few years, and this spring I divided the cluster, giving my daughter half. Her plant has produced large, golden-with-streaks of red extremely double flowers. Mine produced one of those but is mostly producing SINGLE, unattractive blooms. What gives?

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Answered on September 25, 2018


This may be a case of different soil types. The soil in which she planted hers may either have more nutrients available, or a more stable pH.

Add some dolomitic lime to the area around yours, and I bet that solves the issue. My guess is that the pH is out of range.

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