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Name: Toney
Tracy CA (Zone 9a)
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Cruddy
Jun 17, 2013 4:47 PM CST
How did your plant overwinter? I just got 1 of these plants and it appears to be very drought tolerant. I was wondering if they died back to the ground or not.
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Jun 17, 2013 5:25 PM CST
Since we're going to be selling and moving, I have huge numbers of plants in pots to 'take with'....lol...and this asclepias is in a large clay pot. Tall, about 3', should have been cut back, but didn't get to it, so it's leggy. Yes, it will be drought tolerant....I hope to get stands of the various native asclepias going.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Jun 17, 2013 5:30 PM CST
I take that back.....it's the asclepias speciosa that's tall and leggy...the cancellata is still small....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
central Arkansas - zone 8a/7b (Zone 7b)
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Myles
Jan 2, 2016 1:42 PM CST
Does anyone know how low a temp this plant will tolerate if protected from frost? I have a small greenhouse I use to overwinter plants that are frost tender. I do heat the gh but only keep it at about 40 degrees during the winter.

Does it set seed easily?

My growing zone is 8a-7b.

Thank You!
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Jan 2, 2016 2:13 PM CST
I'm no help, unfortunately.....I planted this on a previously owned property and have not kept touch with the new owner to know how things are going and that property was in a no frost, sub-tropical zone in SoCal.

I have seen it stated online as being hardy to zone 8 (USDA), but don't know how that translates to your greenhouse temps....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
central Arkansas - zone 8a/7b (Zone 7b)
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Myles
Jan 23, 2016 10:12 AM CST
wcgypsy said:I'm no help, unfortunately.....I planted this on a previously owned property and have not kept touch with the new owner to know how things are going and that property was in a no frost, sub-tropical zone in SoCal.

I have seen it stated online as being hardy to zone 8 (USDA), but don't know how that translates to your greenhouse temps....


Thank you for taking the time to reply.

Myles

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