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Thunbergia grandiflora/now Persian Shield


Speaking of Persian Shield Kitty, how do I take cuttings from this? I've
managed to keep it alive in shade w/ daily watering and would like to
propagate some cuttings for next Spring!


thanks!

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Kitty
Sent: 9/18/2004 7:53:59 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Visit to Plant Delights NOW Thunbergia grandiflora

> On a whim I looked for your Thunbergia grandiflora in Phillips & Rix Indoor

> and Greenhouse plants.  For a Zone 10 plant it's surprisingly tough (but not

> tough enough for your winters) Of the 8 Thunbergias they cover this one will

> take the coldest temps, down to minus 5 degrees Celsius.

> RHS considers it a twining shrub, don't know why not a twining vine.  But

> another Zone 10 shrub is Persian Shield which propagates exceptionally well

> from cuttings.

> 

> Sorry I'm not of much help on this.  But as to your Mandevilla, maybe you

> could prune enough of it to take it in the house and then come spring cut it

> back further to stimulate new growth at the proper time.

> 

> Kitty

> 

> ----- Original Message ----- 

> From: <Zemuly@aol.com>

> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>

> Sent: Saturday, September 18, 2004 6:37 PM

> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Visit to Plant Delights NOW Thunbergia grandiflora

> 

> 

> > In a message dated 9/18/2004 6:12:53 PM Central Standard Time,

> > Cersgarden@aol.com writes:

> >

> > One of  the plants I tried this year is Thunbergia grandiflora

> >

> >

> > Ceres, there is a picture of your T. grandiflora in AHS A-Z.  There is

> also

> > information about pruning and propagating in there, too.  It must be

> > beautiful in a blue pot.

> >

> > zem

> > zone 7

> > West TN

> >

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