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I planted 6 lampranthus plants in various positions in my garden last summer and they have all died. Any ideas why.
I live on the south coast approx. 1 mile inland. Do you think it could be due the severe snow this winter.

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Sorry Flossieanne, Lampranthus isn't very hardy. I had a couple which came through the previous winter, to my surprise, but they're dead now. I took some cuttings which I slipped into a polytunnel at a place where I volunteer and they've died too. Back to the garden centre we go ......

I've just checked my local BIG nursery and they say
"Hardiness Rating
Frost tender - This plant may be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (41 °F). - bring into greenhouse in frost prone areas
Will grow outside in milder locations - This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here. - under glass - cactus compost - full light."

The winter we've just had has put paid to lots of plants, big and small.

23 Mar, 2011


Yup, lost mine too !
I'm in a sheltered area and the garden's very sheltered too but it was just too cold this winter.

23 Mar, 2011

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