Are you growing elder in Virginia, but don’t know when they’ll bloom?
Getting your Elder to bloom is not as easy as it seems.
- Elder have a small window when they bloom and still look great.
So if they bloom too early they may die or not last as long. And if they bloom too late they may have small blooms that don’t last long.
Today, I’m going to teach you the ideal time for elder to bloom in Virginia:
- To Learn More About HOW to Grow Elder, Check Out This GUIDE!
When Do Elder Bloom in Virginia?
As you may have already guessed, there are two main factors that determine when elder will bloom: where your elder are planted & weather (time).
Bloom Time Depends on Where Your Elder Are Planted!!!
When your elder will bloom will depend on exactly where it is planted in your yard or garden
In general, expect the following:
- If a elder is planted in an area of your yard that receives full sun it will bloom around the same time every year or up to two weeks early due to warm weather and extra sunlight.
- If a elder is planted in an area of your yard that received partial sun it will bloom around the same time every year.
- If a elder is planted in an area of your yard that receives shade and is not protected from wind or rain it will bloom anywhere from 1 to 3 weeks later than its average time.
Virginia Last & First Frost Dates
For your reference, I have created this table for average frost dates for most major cities in Virginia. If your city is not listed below you can find its Last & First Frost Dates HERE.
Bloom Time Depends on the weather!
In general, elder will bloom:
- 730 to 1095 days (2 to 3 years) after starting elder from seed
- 720 days days after planting elder in your yard
If you want to learn WHEN ANY Flower will bloom in Virginia, head over to HERE and just type in the flower you want to grow.