Brugmansias forum: Anyone experienced with Iochroma?

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Name: Lee Anne Stark
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threegardeners
Jul 11, 2012 2:57 PM CST
I've got them in a hanging basket in full sun. They need to be thinned. One per basket or can I get away with more? How old do they need to be to get blooms?
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Name: Doris Klene
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kareoke
Jul 11, 2012 4:15 PM CST
I had one plant last year and it got blooms the same year, I don't think I would put more than one in a pot.
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threegardeners
Jul 11, 2012 4:17 PM CST
Thanks Doris!
Name: Doris Klene
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kareoke
Jul 12, 2012 5:07 AM CST
Your welcome, what color will it be, mine was blue and I was dissapointed in the fact the blooms were so small, and did not last very long, I ended up giving it away.
Name: Paul Anguiano
Richland, WA (Zone 7a)
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psa
Jul 12, 2012 5:27 AM CST
Mine is constantly in bloom and reminds me of a miniature brug. I've had it for a couple years and I keep it in the shade because it burns and stresses too much in our desert sun.


Much like a brug, it grows much faster if I give it more soil to grow in.
Name: Lee Anne Stark
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threegardeners
Jul 12, 2012 5:31 AM CST
It's supposed to be red.
Paul, how do you over winter it?
Name: Doris Klene
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kareoke
Jul 12, 2012 6:51 AM CST
PaulI love the way yours look, mine were much thinner and just opened up at the end, that is why I did not like it too much
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psa
Jul 12, 2012 8:20 AM CST
Mine is Iochroma grandiflora.

I kept it in my indoor windowbox one winter and in a cool greenhouse the second. It was top killed when I left it out in 20F weather (after it got whitefly), but came back from the roots. (Eradicated the whitefly, too.)
Name: Cora
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CoraBarner
Jul 12, 2012 9:35 AM CST
When I left home my red loch was covered of seeds. They are pretty even though they aren't fragrant.

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Name: Doris Klene
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kareoke
Jul 12, 2012 1:08 PM CST
Those are what mine looked like only blue
Name: Gordon
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GordonHawk
Jul 15, 2012 9:36 PM CST
they are the thirstiest of any plant.. it was always dry.. needing water it it's 18" dia pot..
Name: Cora
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CoraBarner
Jul 28, 2012 10:13 AM CST
I will be cutting down both red and blue of my Iochroma. If anyone would want this un-rooted cuttings to root for postage please let me know.

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