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Pink Surprise Bush

Posted by alameda 8 - East Texas (My Page) on
Wed, Nov 14, 12 at 13:40

Orthosiphon labiatus......does anyone grow this plant? I am 2 hours NE of Houston and wonder if it can overwinter here? I plan to repot and keep in my greenhouse over the winter, but wondering if I plant it in the ground in spring, if it will overwinter next year with mulch protection? Thanks....

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RE: Pink Surprise Bush

Sounds like it might (hardiness is listed at down to 20-25F, so spring planting in your area with winter protection (especially when hard freezes come through) sounds like a good idea.

When I lived in the Houston area I grew Orthosiphon stamineus (cat's whiskers) and it was killed off by even light frosts, but the species you describe sounds a bit tougher.

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