Iochroma

aroidgardener(9b/central FL)May 10, 2013

Does anyone grow Iochroma in zone 9? Someone was telling me that they struggle here. So, thought I would check here before I buy one.

Cleaned out a space in my garden and would love something large that flowers blue...so I was looking at Grandiflora.

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mocropot

I am North of Tampa and have one bush of Iochroma 'Royal Queen'
.It is 3 or 4 years old. Very good plant , No problem @ all

    Bookmark   May 10, 2013 at 9:18PM
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aroidgardener(9b/central FL)

Thanks Mocropot. I think I will try it then. May not like full sun, but have a semi shady area for it too

    Bookmark   May 10, 2013 at 10:20PM
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mocropot

Mine is in semi shady ( more shady) and it is blooming right now

    Bookmark   May 11, 2013 at 11:52AM
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kayjones(Mo6b)

Mine is growing in a pot - does very well. I put it in the plastic covered shade house over winter.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2013 at 12:39PM
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aroidgardener(9b/central FL)

Kay, is yours in semi-shade too? I wanted it for a sunny spot but for the blue flowers will improvise :)

    Bookmark   May 11, 2013 at 1:05PM
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keiki(10 FL)

I have it in part shade as well.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2013 at 9:35AM
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katkin_gw

I have a purple one in full sun that so far is doing well. I have had the other colors before though and lost them. I think it might be a short lived plant.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2013 at 9:18AM
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cerisequeen

I live in zone 9 in the south of the UK. I grown iochroma outside all year round and it blooms and grows away really happily. I was wondering if anyone knows when is the best time to prune it as mine has gone berserk this year. In the past I have cut it right back and it has responded but depending what time of yer I do it sometimes its flowering ;is reduced. I am thinking of doing it now because the rain is almost constant at the moment but the temp is around 8 degrees which is really quite warm for the end of November. Any suggestions?

    Bookmark   November 22, 2014 at 4:20AM
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tom123_gw

I have this plant. I think when I bought it they called it a sky flower for some reason. Mine has purple flowers.

When in bloom hummingbirds like it. I think it blooms much better with more sun. Mine has been in mostly shade. It blooms, but not profusely.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2014 at 7:10AM
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