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|Positive ||smackinsam ||On Nov 23, 2008, smackinsam from Norman, OK wrote:
I've had the pink bower vine for 2 summers & 1 winter in a pot in central Oklahoma. Last summer it got 1/2 day sun with afternoon shade and it bloomed very well. It wintered in a small, crowded greenhouse. This summer (2008), it was moved to a southern, full-sun exposure and only bloomed a little. Interestingly, this fall, it seemed to LOVE the really cooler weather. The cooler it got, the more happy it seemed. It started growing aggressively and putting on lots of blooms! It therefore appears the bower vine does NOT like full sun where the summer temperatures are hot, hot, hot! Next summer I'll put it back where it gets afternoon shade.
Just before the 1st hard freeze, it went back to the greenhouse where it apparently is suffering from shock and dropping leaves. The greenhouse has tropicals and cacti so I try to keep it above 65 degrees F at night, but it can get really hot on sunny days. If the greenhouse had a 'cool' part, I'd move the bower vine to that part. I wish the vine was hardy in zone 7 so I could plant it in the ground as a perennial.
|Positive ||Lily_love ||On Feb 2, 2007, Lily_love from Central, AL (Zone 7b) wrote:
My Pink Bower Vine although is classified as a tender perienial, here in my zone 7, it survived winter outdoor on a south-facing wall. I've kept this type of vine out door in pot (north wall) without success. Last year this beautiful vine mingled among my other vines; clemantis, roses, hycinch beans beautifully on my front yard.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Fountain Hills, Arizona
Queen Creek, Arizona
Mission Viejo, California
Rancho Cucamonga, California
San Bruno, California
San Leandro, California
West Covina, California
Cypress Gardens, Florida
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma