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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Jun 18, 2016 10:49 PM CST
Thank you! I hope it won't mind being planted between two pine trees, but that is the only spot I seem to have that is big enough, and will provide some shade. Now to find one!

Oh, and the family tradition of a photo was great! I even have my uncle's black belt, so I'll be sure to wear it. Hilarious!

Better yet, maybe I can find a yellow dress. This is my Mom in front of the same bush. Lovey dubby

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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Jun 18, 2016 10:53 PM CST
Too Cool. Hurray!
Name: John
St.Osyth Nr Clacton on Sea. E
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midnight21
Jun 19, 2016 9:06 AM CST
Can I just say they have nothing to do with the fuchsia family. They are called cape fuchsias because they resemble them. They are a South African plant, hence the cape bit. They come in many colours, and seem to have a wide range of temperature tolerance. In general a nice little plant.
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers
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Natalie
Jun 19, 2016 11:00 AM CST
Thanks John. I read that last night, and found out that they are more closely related to foxglove and something else, which was interesting. I grow a lot of South Africa natives here, and they always do really well, though I know that doesn't mean that this one will. I generally don't buy plants without tags, but I couldn't leave this one behind, so I am determined to get it to survive!
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Name: John
St.Osyth Nr Clacton on Sea. E
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midnight21
Jun 20, 2016 5:28 AM CST
Hi Natalie.

Over here on the east coast of G.B. The winters can be so different from year to year. Last year we had several hard frosts, this year none. So to be safe. I take softwood cuttings in the Autumn (I believe you call it fall). then over winter them in the greenhouse. Phygelius are really easy, but I don't use rooting powder, as this seems to hinder them more than helping.
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers
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Natalie
Jun 21, 2016 12:40 AM CST
Thanks for that information, John! I have a greenhouse that isn't heated, but I could probably keep a cutting in the kitchen window. It gets lots of sun. I appreciate the information on the rooting power too. I'm certain that I would have used it.
Natalie
Name: John
St.Osyth Nr Clacton on Sea. E
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midnight21
Jun 21, 2016 3:16 AM CST
Don't put your cuttings in full sun through a window, as this will bake them. If you have room the airing cupboard is ideal as they don't need light until they have rooted. About 3 weeks I find. Then when rooted, put them on the sunny window, but make sure they don't dry out. I hope this helps a bit.
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers
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Natalie
Jun 21, 2016 10:17 AM CST
I had to look up the meaning of airing cupboard! That was a new one! I've got one of sorts, but it only has room for the water heater, and it isn't easily accessed. But, I've got other warm spots out of direct sun for rooting. I wouldn't have put it in the window to root anyway, because it can get too hot there. I just meant that I could keep it there over winter, if it does root. I can always pull the shade down if the sun is too hot, but that usually isn't a problem here during winter.

I really do appreciate your help!
Natalie
Name: John
St.Osyth Nr Clacton on Sea. E
Region: United Kingdom Hybridizer Garden Ideas: Master Level Ferns Butterflies Salvias
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midnight21
Jun 22, 2016 2:50 AM CST
Sorry about the airing cupboard. That's just us old fashioned Brits. But anywhere you can keep the temperature around 60f (I don't know what that is in c) is fine. I just try things. If they don't work I just try another way. It's fun just seeing what happens, and it doesn't cost anything. Hurray!
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers
Cottage Gardener Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: United States of America Echinacea Xeriscape
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Natalie
Jun 22, 2016 10:59 AM CST
No problem on the airing cupboard! It was easy to look up, and I wish I had storage in mine!

I'm sure I'll figure out something, and like you said, if it doesn't work, I'll try something else. I love doing that too, but I always hope it works the first time! nodding
Natalie

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