Brunsvigia now in full bloom

Jim McKenney
Sun, 07 Sep 2008 17:36:56 PDT
I was looking at the wiki Tropaeolum page this evening and the comments
about T. peregrinum caught my eye, especially the comments about its seeming
lack of heat tolerance. 

Here in zone 7 Maryland, where we typically experience week after week of
summer days with temperatures well over 90º F, this plant grows like a weed
and blooms very freely. 

Some old books on growing annuals (which were perhaps much influenced by
conditions in the California seed growing areas)  contain similar remarks
about its lack of heat tolerance. Perhaps this seeming heat intolerance is
only evidenced in dry summer areas: here it's rambunctious until it freezes.

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, 39.03871º North, 77.09829º West, USDA zone
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