*** Growing near Houston, TX: sub tropical zone 9a. Mild winters, hot, extremely humid summers that last half the year. ***
Purchased as a one gallon own root plant from Chamblee's May 2011.
Update.. 9/17/2012- Planted originally in pot for a few months, did well (ish), then moved to front yard in garden. NOT a happy camper. Flowers very frequently, but is not heat tolerant AT ALL. Blooms immediately crisp, foliage (after burning to a crisp also) is almost non-existant. I DO like the flower color though, so I may re-pot the plant and see if it doesn't do better that way.
3/2014- planted in new garden 5/25/15- doing well in partial shade 4/2016- small, happy plant. 1.5h x 1w