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Name: Alda yarbrough
Tx. (Zone 8a)
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cillay
Jun 9, 2017 12:37 PM CST
I bought two pots of these and I don't know what they are, annual or perinnal. Any advise will be helpful. cillay
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Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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dyzzypyxxy
Jun 9, 2017 12:41 PM CST
They are a short-lived perennial here, Alda. We regularly get some nights in the 40's in winter, but haven't had frost in at least 5 years.

I guess it depends upon how cold your winter weather gets. You could put them somewhere protected, such as on the south side of your house to give them the best chance of surviving through the winter. Or keep in pots and move to a protected area in cold weather? Or plan to just cover them up with cardboard boxes, frost cloth or something to keep them safe if there's a frost.

They love hot, dry sunny places, attract butterflies and are generally a really great short border plant.
Elaine

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Name: Alda yarbrough
Tx. (Zone 8a)
Through God, all things are possib
cillay
Jun 10, 2017 7:24 AM CST
Thanks for the info. Also I live in zone 8 and will they come true from their seeds?
cillay
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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dyzzypyxxy
Jun 10, 2017 9:27 AM CST
Well, they might but not necessarily. If you plant all of one kind, then they can only cross with each other and it makes it more likely. But if there are other varieties within a bee's or butterflie's flight then they can get cross pollinated and that means the seeds could be anything.

I planted a seed packet of a variety that was supposed to be more cream and pink than red/yellow. They came true from their seeds the next year but by the third year I was getting seedlings that gave me red/yellow flowers again.
Elaine

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