Sinningia tubiflora

Brian Whyer
Thu, 25 Mar 2010 03:15:13 PDT
> In L.A. it was very easily grown in the ground, going dormant each winter
> without temperatures approaching 0°C and then re-sprouting with blooms in
> early summer.  Summers had plenty of heat and they were grown in full
> intense sun.  They didn't seem to mind winter rainfall as long as the soil
> was well drained.

Thank you for the replies.

My searches on this, and the 2 replies I have had (1 off-group), suggest the
necessity of a cold winter dormancy. What should I do about the previous
year's foliage. The foliage I cut off was long (30-40cms) and floppy,
whereas the display plant when I bought mine last summer was much shorter
and in full flower. Does it flower on the current year's growth or the
previous years. I assumed, maybe wrongly, that I should treat it as a normal
herbaceous and cut it to the ground in late winter.

Brian Whyer, Buckinghamshire, England, zone ~8
I got up this morning to the first air temp. greater than 10C since last

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