Overwintering Datura/Brugmansia (Angels Trumpet)

Nick Maclaren nmm1 at cus.cam.ac.uk
Sun Nov 7 13:50:53 EST 1999


In article <D88ECD18B6588C9C.BE8B75146FB3FAD1.B42FDCDDB5753854 at lp.airnews.net>,
Victoria <animaux at airmail.net0> wrote:
>On Sun, 07 Nov 1999 16:32:22 GMT, David Deutsch <dd at gondwana.org> wrote:
>
>> What do you think, Victoria? Would a 45 F root cellar be enough, or
>>would a light frost be a good idea?
>
>Well, we had a few nights with temps in the upper 30s, low 40s and the tips of
>some leaves got nipped.  They will go dormant if there is no light present.  I
>believe a 45F root cellar would be just fine, without benefit of first exposing
>to a light freeze.

They certainly overwinter happily (?) in parts of the UK where the
winter sun is comparable with that from a fluorescent light.  On a
good day.


Regards,
Nick Maclaren,
University of Cambridge Computing Service,
New Museums Site, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3QG, England.
Email:  nmm1 at cam.ac.uk
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