Stephanotis in sun or in shade?

hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)June 30, 2013

Hi all,
I found a stephanotis for seven dollars and couldn't resist. It's hot here in Simi Valley. Really hot. The label says to plant it in full sun. Somehow I just cannot imagine that would work- I have never seen one in full sun here.

I have a full-sun spot for it on a south-facing trellis in front of a dark brown wall (hot!).

I also have a big arbor under my pepper tree that gets lots of light, since the tree is thinned and limbed up. Roses bloom there, but irises do not. Can I plant it on that arbor and get any bloom?

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socalgal_gw Zone USDA 10b Sunset 24

I have a Stephanotis that gets morning sun and it blooms very well. (Doesn't answer your question, but says that full sun isn't needed).

    Bookmark   June 30, 2013 at 6:51PM
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socalgal_gw Zone USDA 10b Sunset 24

In cold climates Stephanotis is grown as a blooming houseplant, so your arbor should be ok.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2013 at 6:57PM
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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

Mine does fine in full sun if it gets enough water. Morning sun and afternoon shade works, and requires less water.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 4:05AM
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I have one at the very edge of my porch in a pot...2007 was the last time it got burned. For what ever reason,this year didn't do much to it. And its blooming now instead of August. Warmer summer?
It needs to go in ground too. Same soils the last ten years or more. I'm just hard pressed to find the combo of dappled sun and something for it to climb on.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 4:08PM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

Well, it sounds like it should do just fine where I want it.
Thanks, all!

    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 10:36PM
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