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Stephanotis in sun or in shade?

Posted by hosenemesis SoCal Sunset 19 USDA (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 30, 13 at 17:38

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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RE: Stephanotis in sun or in shade?

  • Posted by socalgal USDA z10 Sunset z24, (My Page) on
    Sun, Jun 30, 13 at 18:51

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).


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RE: Stephanotis in sun or in shade?

  • Posted by socalgal USDA z10 Sunset z24, (My Page) on
    Sun, Jun 30, 13 at 18:57

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


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RE: Stephanotis in sun or in shade?

  • Posted by hoovb z9 Southern CA (My Page) on
    Mon, Jul 1, 13 at 4:05

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


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RE: Stephanotis in sun or in shade?

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.


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RE: Stephanotis in sun or in shade?

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


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