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R.I.P. Parker’s Giant
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Author:  shuboo [ Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:11 pm ]
Post subject:  R.I.P. Parker’s Giant

It saddens me to say, I have complete and total death of my Parker’s Giant. This years new shoots were looking great and putting out new healthy-looking branches and leaves. Then the flowers started to slowly take over until it’s completely covered. Guess I’ll dig up the dead carcass this spring and replace it with something new. B. Doli ‘blue’ I guess

Author:  Bamboo Conne'isseur [ Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: R.I.P. Parker’s Giant

I am sorry to her that, and was hoping for some form of recovery, but I am now beginning to really believe that this bamboo is toast. What a shame for such a large size tropical clumper with impressive cold tolerance. We must have hit 27f this year, and have burn on D. asper and giganteus, while this did not have so much as burned leaf tips. Looked perfect.

Author:  boonut [ Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: R.I.P. Parker’s Giant

Both of mine are toast as well. They were such a beautiful bamboo for this area. Both of mine seeded... and took some time to completely die.

Author:  marcat [ Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:01 am ]
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Allen you got seeds from your flowers?
MarCat

Author:  Bamboo Conne'isseur [ Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:24 am ]
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Mine is still going strong, but I suspect this year it might be it. What has been the average time it takes from first sight of flowers to complete death?

Author:  marcat [ Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: R.I.P. Parker’s Giant

mine still has a weird bunch of flowers that appear to be alive the rest is dead. the weird flowers make a ball around the branch which showed no where else maybe they will put out stamens and actually do some thing keeping fingers crossed.
MarCat

Author:  needmore [ Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: R.I.P. Parker’s Giant

Given my understanding that it has not produced any seed I'm planning on lifting mine and replacing it at the onset of flowers. Right now it is leafing out on last year's lone shoot and producing a flush of new leaves on older culms.

Author:  marcat [ Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:58 pm ]
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Correction the rest isn't dead. Two small shoots and a (what I ll call) a flowering branch are coming up. I think I will hit it with veggie fertilizer maybe that will get the flowers to do what momma nature intended. Sure like to get seed off of it.
MarCat

Author:  needmore [ Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:49 pm ]
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Did yours grow 'normally' before flowering? Mine looks fine and is producing a flush of new foliage so far.

Author:  marcat [ Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:38 pm ]
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Ive had it for about four or five years sizing up every year and it started flowering last year and quit putting up regular culms just wimpy seed branches some from culms most from the ground.
last years flowers developed individually on the stems this springs flowers are growing in clusters. Who Knows?
MarCat

Author:  marcat [ Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:47 pm ]
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If I remember the story right there were six Parkers grown from seed. Maybe yours is a different clone?
MarCat

Author:  needmore [ Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:27 pm ]
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Did anyone else have their Parker shoots bend/twist? One last year did then mostly straightened out, the 3" this year continues to bend, I'm not sure if it will fall over/break off or is just a bit curvy? Not turning for the sun as it gets full sun all day. It is behind a young D minor 'Amoenus'

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Author:  needmore [ Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:01 pm ]
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Branches sprouting on new culm

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Author:  Chris S [ Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:35 pm ]
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MarCat - out of curiosity re the origins of this bamboo, what else do you remember from the story?

Author:  needmore [ Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:15 pm ]
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Additional branches sprouting

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