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Re: Plumeria/brugs

Someone at the Brug Society told me once that the only place in the US 
when B. sanguinea will grow decently is coastal Northern California. 
Here's one I photographed at Fort Ross sometime in the 1980s.


On Sep 22, 2005, at 8:36 AM, James R. Fisher wrote:

> David Franzman wrote:
>> Hey Zem
>> By the way, you have some very nice brugs.  I really like them and 
>> feel they are not appreciated enough.  Nice pics you took.  Does 
>> anybody know where they are native to?  They seem to grow in many 
>> different climates.
>> David
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> Western South America, Peru, Ecuador etc. Most are higher elevation
> plants (but a few are lower-elevation coastal); that's *species*
> of course. Being higher elevation, they prefer cooler weather and
> so flower best in the time between fall cool-down and first frost.
> This was the experience I had when I grew B. suaveolens in the
> tomato patch... They should do well for you in your frigid but
> frost-free climate...
> -jrf
> -- 
> Jim Fisher
> Vienna, Virginia USA
> 38.9 N 77.2 W
> USDA Zone 7
> Max. 95 F [36 C], Min. 10 F [-12 C]
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Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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