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Los Gatos, CA

December 21, 2009
5:31 AM

Post #7386981

I've searched all around, and gotten a lot of conflicting information regarding growing Poinsettia outdoors. In different places, I've read that they're hardy to 60F, 50F, 45F, Zone11, and Zone9 (and that's a pretty broad range)...and I'm not sure who to believe.

I have seen people growing them in their yards in San Jose, CA, which is zone 9B. I'm in 9A, and wondering if they will work in my garden.

Also, does anyone have any tips on which varieties would be best for outdoor growing?


Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)

December 22, 2009
3:31 AM

Post #7389591

they are super marginal in zone 9b.. cannot imagine they would survive 9a a single winter. I cannot grow them in my yard. They need super well draining soil and a position that allows they to have full sun all winter long (do not tolerate winter shade except in zones 10a and up).

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