On Apr 28, 2011, adam7twiddle from Dallas, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
I planted it in the ground in a protected area against a house and mulched is very well. It came back from the roots after an especially cold winter even for zone 8. I'm not sure if it will grow fast enough to flower before the growing season is over.
On Oct 28, 2010, Mackaysterbelle from Lake Alfred, FL wrote:
Holmskioldia sanguinea grows in several locations within Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve in Lake Alfred, Florida. The plants are found around the small pool, Grotto, and Arbor. The Gardens are free and open to the public. The bushes grow in part shade and full sun and bloom prolifically with no added fertilizers or irrigation.
On Oct 13, 2010, missverdasunshi from Jocotepec, Jalisco Mexico wrote:
I live in central Mx., in a zone similar to #24 in Sunset Western Garden book. I have numerous Chinese Hat plants but have only had them for several months. They are spectacular now but am curious re: how long they will bloom.. Have had no luck locating information on the net or with local neighbors. Any info regarding their care, fertilizing,pruning, etc. will be most welcome. As glorious as they are I'm surprized they aren't everywhere. The nurseries here are not helpful with info. They simply buy off trucks from Cuernavaca.
On Jan 15, 2004, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:
This colorful shrub is in full bloom in central Florida in December and January. Graceful, arching branches will have clusters of flowers and bracts at every leaf node for 10 ft. or more. It blooms best in full sun, and needs to be watered only in times of drought.
Branches should be pruned back to the ground rather than cut off midway. This shrub will grow to 30 ft. if not pruned.
It is much loved by Hummingbirds and butterflies.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Bartow, Florida Bonita Springs, Florida Delray Beach, Florida Jan Phyl Village, Florida Kendall, Florida Lake Alfred, Florida Mulberry, Florida Safety Harbor, Florida St Petersburg, Florida Thonotosassa, Florida Chackbay, Louisiana Bayview, Texas Santa Fe, Texas