It was in direct sun, in a fertilizer mix (Black Gold with "resilience"). At first I didn't water it too much, it did ok. I would water it at night and in the morning it would slightly wilt until the sun hit it. The direct sun was too much, so I put it in partial sun, which it seemed to love. I started to water it about everyday or every other day depending on how hot it is (it's been around105 degrees for the past few weeks). Then the upper stems permanently drooped and dried out, most of the blooms didn't open so I brought it inside. Nothing helped, it completely dried out, leaves, green stems, and all. I cut off all the dead and trimmed it down to the woody part--I think that's where I really fudged up--a lot of the woody part. I thought it would promote growth.
Will it ever grow back or did I murder one of my favorite plants?!
I was so excited to get my hands on some grosso. I have two other kinds, one from Walmart (I know, I know), and another from the local college's garden sale. Both of these only get partial sun and are doing terrifically. I've had all of them since about April. They are all in containers. The grosso was in terracotta while the other two were in plastic pots.