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Name: Ginger
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gingin
Sep 7, 2013 4:14 PM CST
My Cup of Gold is going to be a problem this year. Last winter it wallered on other plants in the GH, but this year I have one branch that is 8-9 feet long and another that is 5-6 with at least a month or two to grow until I move it in for the winter. That is alot of wallerin' Rolling on the floor laughing Guess I could tie it to the top support of the GH Shrug! Had a bunch of blooms last year and would hate to not enjoy again this winter.



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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Sep 7, 2013 5:29 PM CST
That's lovely, Ginger.

Could you maybe weave those long branches through the roof supports of the greenhouse?
Elaine

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Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Sep 7, 2013 7:56 PM CST
I don't know how attached you are to that plant, but if it were me, I would leave it outside, and cover it with a sheet when frost is predicted. Those vines can get huge! A little frost damage could probably be pruned off.
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Sep 7, 2013 9:09 PM CST
I have one as well, and no greenhouse so that's what I'll be doing. Ginger is further north and inland from me, so she gets a lot more frost in winter.
Elaine

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Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo) (Zone 10b)
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AlohaHoya
Sep 8, 2013 11:08 PM CST
What does 'waller' mean...as in 'wallered it'?
It's all about choices.
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Sep 9, 2013 1:27 PM CST
It laid in/on other plants. The dogs all like to "waller" in my lap Smiling

ctcarol...if I left it out I would probably loose it...we do get hard freezes here at times.

Elaine...I think if I just tie it up it should,hoprfully, be OK
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Sep 10, 2013 12:16 PM CST
Ginger, mine's not very big, but I'm a bit disappointed that it hasn't bloomed. Is yours in sun or shade?

I had it in more shade, then a branch broke above where it was sitting, and it got sunburnt leaves - so I don't think it likes the full blazing sun. What's the right amount?
Elaine

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Name: Ginger
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gingin
Sep 10, 2013 1:26 PM CST
Last year I had the pot in an area where it got some shade. Come GH time it was covered with buds. This year it is in full sun all day and doing great...need to look and see are there any buds...might be too soon.
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Name: Carol Noel
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AlohaHoya
Sep 14, 2013 10:49 PM CST
Here it grows strangling trees, sending roots to the ground from the treetops and is VERY invasive. Yes...the flowers are pretty...but 40' up in the canopy they are hard to enjoy! We spent 3 days cutting them out of the trees and hopefully have them in check.... Pretty pretty vine/flower but dangerous!
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Sep 15, 2013 9:58 AM CST
Hm, I'm hoping it won't get out of hand quite so much here, as we get colder temps than you do in the winter, Carol. There is a big one rambling around some trees at Selby Gardens, maybe I'd better go take another look at that one before I give this plant a permanent home. It's in a pot, sunken into the bed at the moment, so my options are still open.
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Name: Dawn
Lake Mary, FL (Zone 9b)
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Morningloree
Nov 15, 2013 8:03 PM CST
My yard is an example of vines gone wild, I have a Cup of Gold as well and it sends out long leggy branches but no blooms, gets a good dose of afternoon sun, but shade in the morning. I have a Hawaiian Sunset Vine that I am suspicious of-if I stand still too long, I swear tendrils start reaching out for me. I have a Rangoon Creeper, lives up to it's name and a New Guinea Trumpet vine, that has taken over where the others have left off. I am afraid if I look too carefully, I might find the neighbors pets or a storage shed or two.

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Here is one of the better behaved citizens, St. Francis Lilac Vine.

Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Nov 16, 2013 4:46 PM CST
pretty
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Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
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Carter
Dec 28, 2013 9:57 AM CST
Ok, so I a little late coming to this conversation. :). I love this climber. I had a variegated one once, but in a winter greenhouse catastrophe several years back I lost it along with about 500 other plants.

Elaine, many plants that are grown in shade will burn if suddenly pushed into full or high sun - even if they prefer full sun. The current leaves just aren't accustomed to the direct sun. But if you slowly accustom a sun-loving (but shade grown) plant to direct sun, the new growth will take it much more in stride and be able to handle the direct sun without burning.
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Dec 28, 2013 3:12 PM CST
Thanks, Carter. That seems to be what happened to this plant. I now have it in a much bigger pot, in an area that gets peeks of sun off and on all day, and it seems to be doing fine. Except that it wants an even bigger pot before next spring . . . Rolling my eyes.

My yard has the potential to go the same way as Dawn's - rampant gorgeous flowering vines taking over everywhere!
Elaine

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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Dec 28, 2013 4:02 PM CST
The Hawaiian Bells (if that is what you are referring to - Stictocardia beraviensis) will grow three feet a day in the summer. In spite of its beautiful blooms I had to get rid of it.
I do have the New Guinea trumpet vine (Tecomanthe) and it has put on a lot of growth this past year. I will start pruning it hard after its flowering next spring. But it is now covering my pergola and absolutely stunning.
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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Dec 29, 2013 1:02 PM CST
I have a bloom and buds Hurray!
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Name: Julie
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batflower
Feb 18, 2014 6:04 PM CST
hey, does anyone that grows cup of gold get seeds from it? I'd love to buy some seeds if possible. I've been looking for a long, long time...not an easy one to find around here Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Feb 18, 2014 7:12 PM CST
I started mine from a cutting, and it hasn't bloomed yet.
Elaine

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Name: Julie
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batflower
Feb 19, 2014 10:56 AM CST
I'd be happy with finding a cutting too, if anyone has one of those they could sell me Big Grin
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Feb 20, 2014 3:40 PM CST
Mine never set seeds that I recall. Not sure if it survived the hard freezes when the heaters in the GH didn't keep up. Spring/summer will tell....remind me to check then. Will a cutting go through Canadian customs ??
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