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Beat The Zone On This One

Posted by organic_kitten 7 (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 14, 11 at 14:09

I bought this plant (and another color in it) last year as annuals. It is listed as perennial for zones 9 and 10. I noticed it continues to bloom even in December, after a freeze. But look at it...it is surely acting as a perennial here in zone 8, isn't it?

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kay


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RE: Beat The Zone On This One

It looks like Calibrachoa which is a perennial but treated as an annual in cooler climates. It must be in a little microclimate there. It is said to overwinter in z8 if given protection so some how you must have found it a good spot which sheltered it.


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RE: Beat The Zone On This One

flora_uk,
I don't quite know how as it was in the open, and we had extened periods of sub-freezing weather. I'm just glad, since it is a pretty little plant.
kay


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RE: Beat The Zone On This One

Not only made it thru the winter but is blooming already. Good deal. I have had things come thru the winters that were not supposed to be hardy. It often depends on were something is planted in the garden.


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