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Hardiness: USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) 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 Jan 16, 2009, bluerose53 from Massillon, OH (Zone 4b) wrote:
These are beautiful plants to grow!!
I obtained "seed-pods" while on vacation, in Nov. 2005. I sent some to my mother in Florida, and she started hers right away. I, myself started my seeds in Jan. 2006. Of course, my mothers' took off and grew faster, being in an ideal climate. (at the time we had no idea what type of plant these were from!) Living in Ohio, and being winter, mine took longer.
During moves, I obtained my mothers' plants, and have been taking care of hers & mine since.
They do fantastic in the spring and summer, outside on my patio. Been growing them now going on 3 yrs. They've gotten huge!! This spring I will need to break them down and re-pot into individual pots, so its easier to handle them over the winter months. I have no problems keeping them alive and growing throughout the winter months, indoors.
They bloom for me during Christmas, through New Years, and now, Jan. 16th., they are still blooming!! The flowers have a beautiful, soft smelling scent, would be a pretty scent for perfume!! :)
My mom is now back in Florida and anxiously waiting for me to send her new seed-pods from this years blooms!!
These are great and easy plants to grow. Trust me...I'm no "green-thumb"!!!
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Calistoga, California Cape Coral, Florida Coral Springs, Florida Cambridge, Kentucky Abbeville, Louisiana Elizabeth City, North Carolina Massillon, Ohio Corpus Christi, Texas Garland, Texas Pecan Grove, Texas