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|Positive ||chilmarkgardener ||On Aug 7, 2012, chilmarkgardener from Chilmark, MA wrote:
In my zone 7 location, I find that a sunny, well drained site, and cutting back in the spring, not fall, seem to encourage its survival. My plants are not in overly rich soil, but actually a bit on the sandy, lean side, but with a top dressing of mulch in the spring. I have been encouraged to try other cultivars of phygelius, and am having success.
|Neutral ||lehua_mc ||On May 17, 2010, lehua_mc from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:
I purchased three of these, and sadly have lost all after their first winter which dipped into the teens and single digits. I have now three of the 'Coral Princess', since two harsh winters in a row haven't taught me yet. I have heard that an embankment of manure (bagged stuff) does wonders to help marginally hardy plants get through our short stints of plant killing weather.
A note about the previous entry, I'm starting to be cautious about using the word "invasive" in lieu of "aggressive". "Invasive", "noxious" and "nuisance" are all key words used by states in producing lists of known plants that are over running native eco systems, and the like. Washington State University, home of the WA Master Gardeners seems to have no problem with this cultivar so far.
|Negative ||francelia ||On Apr 27, 2009, francelia from Olympia, WA (Zone 9a) wrote:
Very, Very INVASIVE. Did I mention it is invasive?
It spreads by rizome - big fat white ones and is near impossible to entirely remove.
It does bloom very nicely and the hummingbirds adore it. All the while though, the roots are growing and growing and exploring all parts of your garden.
I pulled mine out about 4 years ago and THOUGHT I got all the roots. not. Still pulling new plants from throughout the bed.
|Positive ||Leehallfae ||On Jun 30, 2006, Leehallfae from Seattle, WA wrote:
Two of these were planted in my shade garden and they are in bloom.
They are easy care - apply SuperBloom 12-55-6 in June and watch the pretty blossoms that follow.
|Positive ||Rain1950 ||On May 25, 2006, Rain1950 from (Zone 8a) wrote:
Picked up Moonraker, New Sensation and Lipstick Pink last year. Performed super and were a favorite with hummingbirds. Stayed green all winter even though a late 12 degree freeze burned the tips. Hard pruning in March. Have filled in great. Planted in well drained sandy loam ammended with compost. Have picked up Funfare Orange and Yellow Trumpet this year
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Saint David, Arizona
Citrus Heights, California
Huntington Beach, California
San Jose, California
San Leandro, California
Roswell, New Mexico
Southold, New York
Bay City, Oregon
Maywood Park, Oregon
Olympia, Washington (2 reports)
Port Orchard, Washington
Seattle, Washington (2 reports)