helens hybrid and orinoco

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helens hybrid and orinoco

Post by James1991 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:12 pm

how hardy are helens hybrid and orinoco? ive seen both described as "cool hardy". can they be wrapped up like basjoo?

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Re: helens hybrid and orinoco

Post by Dave Brown » Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:26 pm

Not grown Orinoco so can't say, but Helens Hybrid, unprotected, died back to ground level in winter 2007/8, but was killed outright in winter 2008/9. Haven't tried one planted out since, but have a potted one kept frost free :wink:
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Re: helens hybrid and orinoco

Post by GREVILLE » Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:39 pm

One of our Dutch friends does well with Helen's Hybrid and I have found this is passibly good for a cool greenhouse. I have Dwarf Orinoco, too, which might be tolerant of brief cold temperatures but is more a heat-lover.

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