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Re: Frozen Plants

Postby twister » Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:38 am

Nighttime lows have not been too severe this year. I think the lowest it's gotten is about 27 degrees. Most plants can survive at that temperature. On the positive side the days are getting longer and things will begin warming up in a few weeks. If you like it cold, enjoy it while you can!
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Re: Frozen Plants

Postby panamint_patty » Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:24 am

Yes, it's cold this year, but nothing out of the ordinary. No hard freezes, just thin layers of ice is all I've seen this year. I haven't seen any plant damage either.
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Re: Frozen Plants

Postby twister » Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:48 pm

Growing Chionodoxa forbesii / Scilla forbesii / Glory-of-the-snow
This plant is supposed to survive down to -30° F and it is supposed to do pretty well in warmer areas too. Might be worth a try.
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Re: Frozen Plants

Postby tronagirl » Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:47 am

What are the differences in Lavender?
English lavender can survive down to -20 °F. Spanish and French down to -15 °F. English lavender likes alkaline soil more than do Spanish and French. All of them can do well without much water.
https://www.highcountrygardens.com/perennial-plants/lavandula-intermedia-grosso
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Re: Frozen Plants

Postby tronagirl » Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:37 am

Heat Loving Perennials
These may be heat loving, but some of them can take the cold:
Echinaceae -50 °F
Gaura -10 °F
Russian Sage -30 °F
Phlox -30 °F
Candytuft -40 °F
Hydrangea -30 °F
Hosta -40 °F
Goldenrod -40 °F
Creeping Thyme -20 °F
Bergenia -30 °F
Hellebore -30 °F
Creeping Dogwood -50 °F
Creeping Hypericum -10 °F
Weigela -20 °F

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Re: Frozen Plants

Postby twister » Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:51 am

tronagirl: Impressive list of plants. Those are some hardy and attractive plants and now it's just a matter of finding a place where they can be purchased, which may be more difficult than it should be.
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Re: Frozen Plants

Postby panamint_patty » Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:34 am

tronagirl: I'll second what twister said. That was an excellent video and an interesting list of plants.
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