Brugmansias forum: If you could only grow 3, what would they be?

Views: 696, Replies: 19 » Jump to the end
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
Image
bluegrassmom
Aug 29, 2014 8:55 AM CST

I haven't had brugs in a while and so there must be some new ones out there. Please list which ones that have done the best for you and why you like them so.
Thank you,

Teresa
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
Image
bluegrassmom
Aug 29, 2014 8:58 AM CST
Do the variegated ones do well? I would love to have something that blooms heavily.
Name: JT Sessions
Milton,Fl.
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
gone2seed
Sep 1, 2014 7:49 AM CST

Moderator

For a variegate that blooms heavily Maya is the one to choose.
My top three would be:
Karoline
Jinny Lind
Double Play
Do I like pink?Yes
Am I partial to my own hybrids?Yes
Name: Rhapsody Hooks
Long Beach Ca USA (Zone 10a)
Cat Lover Winter Sowing Moon Gardener Plumerias Tropicals Roses
Bee Lover Butterflies Region: California Cottage Gardener Herbs Composter
Image
Rhapsody616
Sep 2, 2014 12:27 AM CST
Mine would be:
Miss Emily Mackenzie
New Orleans Lady
Dreamcycle
because they are low maintenance and haven't given me a lick of problem
Walk in Peace, Walk in Light, Blessed Be!
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
Image
bluegrassmom
Sep 2, 2014 1:17 AM CST
Thank you for posting. I will look these up. I have heard of Maya and that it is a good one. University of KY has a very large one in its arboretum.
We are in zone 6, so I wonder if they have it in a buried pot or just mulch it heavily?

The others I will look up. I never had a double before. I do think they are pretty. Do some have better substance for their blooms? I know there is a big difference in daylily blooms.
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
Image
bluegrassmom
Sep 2, 2014 9:53 PM CST
Does brugs have an award system? Like the Stout winners for dls and Dykes for iris?
Thanks
Name: JT Sessions
Milton,Fl.
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
gone2seed
Sep 3, 2014 6:48 AM CST

Moderator

bluegrassmom said:Does brugs have an award system? Like the Stout winners for dls and Dykes for iris?
Thanks


The only award system I am aware of is the "Brug of the Year" done by BGI at http://www.brugmansia.us
Name: Judy
Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I helped beta test the first seed swap
Image
SCButtercup
Oct 30, 2014 6:11 PM CST
Dr Seuss is very cold hardy, I didn't take cuttings snd I giesd I'm really in 7b because it got down in low teens , record breaking cold. I didn't tske cuttings because my brigs usually survive, the only one that did is dr Seuss. Also smells great and is orange.
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
Image
bluegrassmom
Oct 31, 2014 1:40 AM CST
I saw a nice pic of SNOWBANK. Anyone have a comment on this brug?

Thanks for the link.

Dr Seuss might be a good choice for here. I had one person tell me that they put straw bales around the trunk of theirs.
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
Image
bluegrassmom
Dec 19, 2014 12:34 PM CST
What is the coldest temp that a brug can survive? I saw some cut GHs made from old window. I was wondering if a couple heat lamps would be enough.
Name: Rhapsody Hooks
Long Beach Ca USA (Zone 10a)
Cat Lover Winter Sowing Moon Gardener Plumerias Tropicals Roses
Bee Lover Butterflies Region: California Cottage Gardener Herbs Composter
Image
Rhapsody616
Dec 21, 2014 1:02 AM CST
bluegrassmom said:I saw a nice pic of SNOWBANK. Anyone have a comment on this brug?

Thanks for the link.

Dr Seuss might be a good choice for here. I had one person tell me that they put straw bales around the trunk of theirs.


Snow back is a good looking brug but unless you live in a area that has nice temps all year round I would not suggest her. From what I hear she is not hardy and needs more sun then most because of the variegation in the leaves. That seems to make her harder to come back after overwintering..;. or at lest that is my tack on it.

If I am wrong someone please correct me!
Walk in Peace, Walk in Light, Blessed Be!
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
Image
bluegrassmom
Dec 21, 2014 4:25 AM CST
Thanks, sometimes beauty is not worth the extra hassle. I am in zone 6 and I doubt it would live here unless I had a GH.
[Last edited by bluegrassmom - Dec 21, 2014 7:23 AM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #752062 (12)
Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
Horse,cattle owners click klenepipe
Charter ATP Member Mules Daylilies Tropicals Plant and/or Seed Trader Cut Flowers
Container Gardener Birds Bromeliad Seed Starter Region: Indiana Plumerias
Image
kareoke
Dec 21, 2014 7:12 AM CST
You are right, I am in zone 6 and it is in early fall until summer.
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
The one constant in life is change
Cat Lover Master Gardener: Florida Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Herbs Orchids Birds Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
dyzzypyxxy
Dec 21, 2014 11:06 AM CST
Lots of people up north do grow brugs, cut them way back in the fall and just let them go dormant through winter. Kept in a cool basement, they're easy. If you keep them in a pot, it's easy to get started again in spring if you have a sunny window, so they will bloom all summer for you. Less trouble and more vigorous than growing annuals, jmho.

You can also just take cuttings in fall and grow new plants each year. Cuttings grow roots in a week in just water. My first brugs grew from 8in. and 12in. cuttings into shrubs in one summer, and still bloom once a month.

First pic, new cuttings just potted in May 2011, second pic, the right hand cutting was 6ft tall and blooming by July, third pic the left hand (wimpy) cutting blooming in July.
Thumb of 2014-12-21/dyzzypyxxy/7eea5d Thumb of 2014-12-21/dyzzypyxxy/fa600a Thumb of 2014-12-21/dyzzypyxxy/fe3442



Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
Image
bluegrassmom
Dec 21, 2014 5:18 PM CST
So pretty. I have overwintered a few in the house. I had a bad gnat problem. I didn't bring them inside any more Angry
Name: Rhapsody Hooks
Long Beach Ca USA (Zone 10a)
Cat Lover Winter Sowing Moon Gardener Plumerias Tropicals Roses
Bee Lover Butterflies Region: California Cottage Gardener Herbs Composter
Image
Rhapsody616
Dec 21, 2014 8:26 PM CST
bluegrassmom said:So pretty. I have overwintered a few in the house. I had a bad gnat problem. I didn't bring them inside any more Angry


Gnats would be the lest of my problems if I had to very winter. It's those dang blasted spider mites that would just drive me nuts. LOL Sad
Walk in Peace, Walk in Light, Blessed Be!
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
The one constant in life is change
Cat Lover Master Gardener: Florida Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Herbs Orchids Birds Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
dyzzypyxxy
Dec 21, 2014 9:57 PM CST
Hey Rhaps, I came across a tip and have been trying it out for a couple of months. About once a week I spray all the brug foliage with the hose, a good firm dousing, trying to hit both sides.

The lady that posted this idea claims that the "rain" disrupts the life cycle of the spider mites. They do love the weather to be warm and dry! In any case, although we have not exactly had as warm or dry a fall as usual, I haven't seen a single spider mite problem since I started doing this.

Give it a try - now that you have actually had some rain, you won't feel too guilty about spraying a little water for a few minutes, right?
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Rhapsody Hooks
Long Beach Ca USA (Zone 10a)
Cat Lover Winter Sowing Moon Gardener Plumerias Tropicals Roses
Bee Lover Butterflies Region: California Cottage Gardener Herbs Composter
Image
Rhapsody616
Dec 22, 2014 12:52 AM CST
Elaine ~ Thanks for the tip. I have been out spraying the Murphy's Oil Soap in a hose end sprayer once a week through the day. Thought I would cover both bases at once... and it smells so good.

*Blush* I know it is bad to say but I never felt guilty watering my plants. I used under trays to catch each drop and then watered only once a week. Then I got hit with the spider mite thing and it did not matter any more since I had to strip the leaves... they needed far less water at that point. I get home really late and was watering and spray the hose end sprayer at night. Some of my babies got a fungus so I had to toss them and ask the person that I got them from if I could purchase another.

Rhapsody
Walk in Peace, Walk in Light, Blessed Be!
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
Image
bluegrassmom
Dec 22, 2014 4:33 AM CST
I love your avatar! What is the name of it? I have never seen anything like that in my area. What does the M. oil soap do?

Name: Rhapsody Hooks
Long Beach Ca USA (Zone 10a)
Cat Lover Winter Sowing Moon Gardener Plumerias Tropicals Roses
Bee Lover Butterflies Region: California Cottage Gardener Herbs Composter
Image
Rhapsody616
Dec 22, 2014 6:36 PM CST
Thank you... she is Aeonium 'Sunburst'. MOS kills most bugs by striping the wax layer off of them so the die of exposure ( that is the soap part) plus the oil portion suffocates them.
Walk in Peace, Walk in Light, Blessed Be!

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Brugmansias forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by ge1836 and is called "Pacific Blue Ice"