August 16, 2021 at 2:55 pm Reply2redwood2Private messageGreenhorn
How soon should a Plumbago show signs of waking up after dormant? I live in Burton On Trent, thanksAugust 18, 2021 at 7:57 am Replyluis_prPrivate messageExpert gardener
It may be a tad cold to grow most tropical Plumbagos in Trent. Plumbago capensis will break dormancy in spring when overnight temperatures are warm enough to trigger active growth; it needs to be protected from the cold (0°C) and grown in pots where winters get cold and can have frost. Here in the U.S., they start to leaf out when temperatures are consistently above 10°C but Chinese Plumbago (Ceratostigma willmottianum) is more cold tolerant than tropical Plumbago. It is still deciduous and you may need to bring potted ones inside during winters.
- You must log in to post and answer topics. Sign up / Sign in
Log in or Join
Discover member gardens
N&G Forum Categories
Can you answer these?
- Venting because my dog is top hyperactive when kids are around
- Can’t take my eyes off my hydrangea!
- any chance to revive this bone dry kalanchoe flower that still has green on it
- Cala lilies, why are they dying before they fully bloom?
- Cypress tree help, afraid it will die. Can I do anything to help it