I am giving up on growing brugs! :)(
I have tried for many years but the weather pattern has changed and we are now getting much colder winters. I have lived in this area for 27 years and noticed that every year it is getting colder and the cold temps last longer. Summers are also cooler with less sun and more foggy days. I live on the Santa Cruz, CA coast.
For the last few years the ones in the ground get shocked by cold temps and die back to the ground so never get a flower. I had a Phenomenal, that I grew from a cutting for 5 years, with flower buds (for the first time) that was in a pot in my (unheated) greenhouse and it got cold shocked. We had temps down to 30 deg. in Dec. for weeks and all the leaves and flowers turned brown and fell off. I just noticed that it is putting out new growth all along the main stem so still alive. Won't know about the ones in the ground until Spring. I will do a trade for other cold tolerant plants then. I am tired of trying to grow something that will no longer grow here.