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Has anyone ever grown MOSLA dianthera?
As you know we are in a very cold part of the very West Midlands/East Wales and many things which grow easily elsewhere die of cold here (Dahlias for example), so we were wondering if the plant would survive.



I must admit I had never heard of this plant, so I used google, some sites say it,s an annual growing to about a foot tall, others a perennial over a metre.
A nursery selling it says it was collected in russia, so I would presume from that, it would mean it isn,t too bothered by cold, but may not like wet & cold, sorry I can,t be of more help, Derek.

20 Sep, 2012


The Nursery where we saw it says it is definitely perennial and from Russia. BUT, they seems to think it was more suited to a Mediterranean climate than its provenance would suggest. Hot and dry rather than cold and dry which is what we are.
It is a lovely looking plant though.

20 Sep, 2012


Well that does surprise me, I know that Russia can get some high temperatures in summer, but it gets awfully cold in winter!!!!! Derek.

21 Sep, 2012

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