Just bought a blue imperial plumbago

rhondan6September 20, 2013

Wondering whether it's too late to plant or should I put in pot to give time to look better first!? I bought at a discount at a nursery and since it does look kinda puny didn't know how to give it it's beat chance at survival!! Any help and info would be greatly appreciated!!!

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Austinolic

I would put it in the ground right away and then make sure it has plenty of mulch for the winter. More time for it to establish in the ground than if you waited a month.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 2:19PM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

I agree with Austinolic.

It's raining now, but don't let the root ball dry out between now and winter.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 2:44PM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

Have no idea where you are located in zone 8, but they are not winter hardy in North Texas.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 4:07PM
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rhondan6

Thanks everyone! I am in Navarro county Texas which is zone 8a but is really close to the 8b borderline. If that makes a difference?
Thanks so much for the input!!!!!! :)

    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 6:36PM
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bostedo(8a tx-bp-dfw)

If you don't see them left year-round in commercial or residential plantings in your area, it's a good indication they won't survive a typical winter. We're in the same boat with one acquired last month; so, will try overwinter it on the enclosed patio and plant after the last freeze.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2013 at 2:59PM
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