I planted red hot poker bulbs in my front garden(west facing) 3 years ago. They took nearly a year to flower but the problem is when they do flower, the flowers only last approx. 1-2 weeks. I have noticed that they last a lot longer in other parts of the country. I am just wondering if a west facing garden is the right location for them or is it the soil – can you please advise. Thanks
Much depends on the weather … warm weather speeding things up ….and factors such as pollination by insects, which shortens flowering time.
Leave it be and see what happens.