anyone grow Ceanothus 'Gloire de Versailles' east of the Rockies?
Once again a question on a plant far more common in maritime climates. Though that particular one, as a rare east coast X west coast hybrid, should have some chance of surviving here if drainage is sufficient. Worryingly, it does not show up on the lists of either Longwood or the Morris Arboretum. It has grown for years at the NCSU arboretum, so summer heat will not be a problem for me.
As a frame of reference, I have a C. 'Concha' in a very sheltered south facing stone wall, on a raised bed so its roots stay dry. It's happy enough to bloom every spring. It starts defoliating, but never completely, below about 11F. For some reason Lazy SS Farms Nursery in Virginia has sold various west coast varieties over the years. I'd be shocked if they do well for most of their customers. That's where I got my 'Concha'. OTOH I intend the 'Gloires de Versailles' for hedge in an open spot, in almost full sun.