BackerBunch
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What's wrong with my Red Hot Poker???

I just planted it last spring. This spring is the first time it's bloomed. The plant looks healthy....

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But the flower (which grew quickly in my opinion) looks like it's dying before it blooms.

[img]https://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa97/OurBoys2007/Yardwork-Improvements/DSC_0472.jpg[/img]

What am I doing wrong???

Thanks in advance.
Brenda

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Kisal
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Did you by any chance buy the variety called 'Little Maid'? It has yellow flowers that fade to white at the bottom, just like yours.

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BackerBunch
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Hmmm, I don't know. They were a gift from my brother's girlfriend. I'll send her an email and see if she remembers.

Thanks! I love getting plants as gifts but it worries me if/when I think I've messed them up or worse; kill them.
Brenda

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