Crimson Passion Arrived Today...
I got an email from HoneyberryUSA saying my Crimson Passion were headed this way, and had a tracking number included. So I checked that tracking number today and it said "Delivered".
Well, I stopped what i was doing and headed to the mailbox and sure enough there they were.
Well, it was like 63 degrees here today (and pretty windy) but I reasoned that the CP's had been kept in dormancy via refrigeration and according to the instruction letter included they are shipped while dormant, and it says to plant ASAP.
I could see there is a little bit of green on tiny little leaf buds, so I'm thinking this is all good.
Got them in the ground and the temps started heading South! I check the forecast and they say 27 for tonight and tomorrow night too!!
Feeling like a dolt, I run back out and put 5 gal buckets over them and a little night light.
So I'm hoping the little nightlights in the buckets help them make it through the night..., and I can come out of this without feeling like a real digit!!!
Anyway, I ordered the larger ones and they are bigger than the CJ's I got initially from Gurney's, but as you can see from the picture they're both about 13" from the top to the soil line, or 16" if you go top to bottom of pot.
So here they are next to my 6'10" CJ that was planted in 2011.
Keeping my fingers crossed!!!