I grew these in the garden, as Rodger wrote, in a sandy spot near the house, so the eaves kept off some of the summer rain. They did very well. I worried when the rain beat straight intothat area, but it didn't bother them. So as long as it is very well drained, some summer rain is no problem. Since then needed that spot to put a plant bench, so at the moment these are in pots. Ina Ina Crossley Auckland New Zealand zone 10a On 23/10/2013 6:34 a.m., Rodger Whitlock wrote: > 5. Can be grown outside in the garden in mild climates like Ireland and New > Zealand.