So my little 9 month old bayerneige violetta has finally broken dormancy, April 24, 2010.
If it is in Zone 8A then it must be coming out of coma rather than dormancy!
Anyway good luck with it. I heard it is good for cooler climate areas too.
Yeah, winter is still dragging on to spring up here, some days are barely in the 50's, nights are often in the low 40's. I wrapped it for the coldest part, unwrapped it April 1. starting to see buds break open and little buds break out, its been sleeping for awhile.