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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:49 am 
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Alan - My Beijing is down to 2 x 12ft culms. One is leafless and flowered heavily last year, the other is flowerless and with leaves intact and re-leafing. The flowered culm appears to be sending out new leaves.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:58 pm 
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Update, both 'Beijing' culms are sending out new leaves and one big shoot has emerged. So maybe it will survive.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:44 pm 
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Shoots are not a sign of recovery -- I had a dozen or more this year and last and they all produced flowers right away. Fingers crossed for you though!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:34 pm 
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And no new leaves on any culms Alan?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:28 pm 
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mine is nearly extinct after mice wreck havoc on its root/rhisome system. I made the mistake of tarping it last winter, and by Spring only one severely-damaged culm manages to releaf to about 5% (a few dozen individual leafs). No shoots this season. I suspect it has become a living stick, and may not make it through another winter.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:25 pm 
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For the most part, no new leaves. Most of the culms look like this:

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There are a few that look like this though, including two of the new culms farthest from the plant (not quite this leafy of course):
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So I don't know what the prognosis is. I'm still leaning toward removing this and perhaps saving the new culms that didn't grow flowers -- the ones that are farthest from the main plant.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:51 pm 
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Mine started flowering recently. Any idea how long it takes seed to fully ripen? I husked a few seeds and at the end of the thread there were various sized grains so I'm assuming at least some of the seeds will be viable. Anyone else have any luck getting seeds?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:45 pm 
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Here one old culm dead, one flushing a few new leaves and a new culm only got a foot high. That latter culm 's first leaves turned burgundy then brown but newer leaves are fine. No sign of more flowers and last year's produced no seed.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:16 pm 
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Brad had mentioned that these may not be Propinqua at all. Can Bamboo be identified by the seed kernel? I had bought some internet seeds a couple of years ago and the seed kernel on those had a long banana shape to them. These are round but that may have to do with them not being fully ripened. The internet seeds were supposed to be Bambusa Lako and they were viable.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:21 pm 
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Mine flowered heavily last year but produced no viable seeds for some reason. If the seed feels full like there is a grain of rice inside it, then it is probably good.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:28 pm 
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One culm flowering here too, took long enough after last year's false start. Not expecting any seeds, only the Fargesias seem to set seed here and not the Phyllos.

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