CrushnYuba, Yes it gets hot here just a shorter period of time. About a month and a half total. I haven't decided exactly what I'm going to do with the height yet. Time available will determine what if anything happens.
acdc and Packerfan79, The flowering and that initial stretch hasn't happened yet and some plants are already over 6' tall. Many of the main meristems are very hard. Bending isn't going to gain me much room. Part of this is finding what genetics I can grow out as naturally as possible. Here is some updated pictures.
This is the Lilly x MaPettit.
The Peyote Purple. The plant on the right I think I damaged the tap root when checking moisture with the Rapitest meter.
This is the Kali China x Malawi.
This is the Malawi (pink hair) x MaPettit.