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 Post subject: R.I.P. Parker’s Giant
PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:11 pm 
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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

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:36 pm 
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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.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:27 pm 
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Location: Harlingen, TX Zone 10, Sunset Zone 27. 33' above sea level. 27 inches of rain/year. 22 Miles to the Laguna Madre. 27 miles to the Gulf of Mexico. 17 miles from Mexico. Lower Rio Grande Valley - Deep South Texas Location Details
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.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:01 am 
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Allen you got seeds from your flowers?
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PostPosted: 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?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:29 pm 
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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.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:01 pm 
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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.

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PostPosted: 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.
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PostPosted: 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.

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PostPosted: 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?
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PostPosted: 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?
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