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Hardiness: USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)
On Jul 18, 2010, espo77 from Huntington, NY wrote:
Last year (2009), this plant bloomed well into October on Long Island and was the single best hummingbird attracter in my garden. I just found 3 of these today at Martin Viette Nursery and planted them in a pot on my patio - looking forward to seeing them perform again this year.
On Jan 23, 2005, foodiesleuth from Honomu, HI (Zone 11) wrote:
In Hawaii, professional flower lei makers use this tiny flower in making beautiful lei. I will post a picture if I find one.
Hundreds (thousands?) of tiny buds are needed for one lei.
They are amazing!
On Nov 5, 2004, Khyssa from Inverness, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:
I have a bush of this in my front yard where it gets almost full sun. Before I planted it I added quite a bit peat moss and some horse manure to the soil. The plant is thriving, although at the moment it's looking a little ragged due to hurricanes Frances and Jean.
The candy corn plant can be easily grown from seed. You collect the seeds by waiting until the flower heads start sticking to you like velcro whenever you brush against the bush. The small, off-white seeds can be found inside these flower heads.
Currently growing this Candy Corn plant in a container on the porch in Virginia. Quick grower and needs vine support. Way prettier than current picture - leaves are a rich green. Growing well in area that gets morning sun.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Alameda, California Carmichael, California Chico, California Corona, California Sacramento, California San Francisco, California San Jose, California Bonita Springs, Florida Deltona, Florida Fort White, Florida Fruitville, Florida Holmes Beach, Florida Inverness, Florida Navarre, Florida North De Land, Florida Oviedo, Florida Palm Coast, Florida Trenton, Florida Wesley Chapel, Florida Douglas, Georgia Honomu, Hawaii Lafayette, Louisiana Mandeville, Louisiana Worcester, Massachusetts Apex, North Carolina Elizabeth City, North Carolina Raleigh, North Carolina Burton, South Carolina Centerville, South Carolina Conway, South Carolina Red Hill, South Carolina Anderson Mill, Texas Elgin, Texas Houston, Texas La Porte, Texas Spring, Texas Sunset Valley, Texas Leesburg, Virginia