Plumbago when do they wake up from winter dormancy

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    How soon should a Plumbago show signs of waking up after dormant? I live in Burton On Trent, thanks



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    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.

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