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Nov 6, 2016 6:35 PM CST
|I am talking about Gomphocarpus fruiticosus.
I grew it for the first time this year from seed given me from CA and TX. It was a very quick grower but poor bloomer. Out of 11 plants total, I had a whopping 2 bloom clusters and each were pathetic. Neither set seed.
Since I am such a zone pusher, I cut back hard, dug up and potted the plants today. I stuck a ton of cuttings in water in hopes they will set root.
Has anyone in the colder zones over-wintered these indoors? I will keep mine in the garage or basement or both. Will keep the cuttings in the basement. Will likely grow more from seed as well.
FWIW - I did have a lot of Monarch cat activity. At the peak, I had 9 cats at the same time on the 11 plants. Aside from Swamp, this was my best place to find cats. (All told I had ~ 110 plants of ~ 10 Milkweed varieties.)
Seeking Feng Shui with my plants since 1976
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