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Saint Helena Island, SC
(Zone 9a)

July 22, 2012
7:47 AM

Post #9214229

Poor Irene, she has had such heavy flower heads they pulled her branches down. Is this typical or should I be doing something to help out.

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Rochester, NY
(Zone 5b)

July 22, 2012
4:43 PM

Post #9214863

My Irene has just started blooming and the flowers are going to be huge, however, mine is much taller than yours with a couple of strong stems ( a wonderful gift from a begonia friend). Even though that is the case, I almost slipped a stake in the pot today to support it. I am concerned that a rain (if we ever have any) may bend even my much thicker stem. I would support however you can and protect it from heavy rains. Even so, it is hard to find fault with such a beautiful begonia!
Saint Helena Island, SC
(Zone 9a)

July 23, 2012
6:34 AM

Post #9215394

Thanks, I will do that, it was such a gorgeous plant, that is a 10" pot it is in. We haven't had any rain in (too) many weeks but the humidity has been terrible because it is raining all around us. I think the plants feel like I do, we are all getting the vapors.

I'l be sure to stake it this morning, that would show off those flowers better also. Thanks again.

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