Something that shouldn't happen

Lakeland, FL(Zone 10a)

A plant I have always that thought is beautiful was Deppea splendens. Problem is I live in very hot Florida, not the cool cloud forests they originate in. Last year I was able to purchase a small cutting so I figured what the heck.. Grew well, got bigger (about 15" tall) and is now stating to flower. Much tougher than I imagined. Sorry about the pic, couldn’t get a clear shot.


David, in Florida where it has been 90/76 for about the last 4 or 5 months

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Big Pine Key, FL(Zone 11)

Looked at your last few posts. David, you are growing some VERY cool plants...
Scott

This message was edited Aug 16, 2012 9:01 PM

Lakeland, FL(Zone 10a)

Thanks. You can barely walk through my yard, there many other plants that are just as cool, if not cooler. It has taken quite a bit of work searching to get them. Not to mention money.

David

Blackshear, GA

What do you do with them during the winter? I would be afraid I would lose them.

Lakeland, FL(Zone 10a)

I have a pretty good microclimate, near a large lake so rarely get to freezing or get frost. I put up a "greenhouse" of sorts up over the coldest months (dec-jan) with a greenhouse heater in it that keeps it from getting below 60.In the day it gets near 90 on VERY humid so the ultra tropicals do fine.

David

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