Grew these from seed at the end of february, and planted them out after first frost. I really had my doubts about these for the next couple months, but I think they were floundering due to our very wet and cold spring. They really didn’t start taking off until August, and first started to flower only in late September. Luckily our October (2022) has been unseasonably warm so we’ve been graced with at least a few flowers. I’m going to try and dig these up and bring them inside to overwinter and plant them back out next spring. Hopefully this will provide a head start so the plants will mature faster and flower early next year.
Hi! I'm Lorie and I wrangle plants in a muddy, feral shade garden in the Pacific Northwest. I built this site to serve as a gardening journal and quasi-accurate record of planting successes and failures. My goal is to help "future me" be a better gardener. I hope what I've learned along the way can be useful to you too. Thanks for visiting!