I was wondering if someone could tell me what the chances are that my NOID Brugs made it through the winter. I have 3, all NOID's, that I cut back to about 2 foot tall after the first hard frost and then mulched over with approximately 8 to 10 inches of mulch. The largest one, a yellow, has a stalk base larger than my ankle. Our temps averaged in the 30's for most of the winter, but we had quite a bit of snow, and of course some even colder weather. For the past couple of years, they were potted plants, but last summer I put them in the garden and turned them loose. I am hoping that the yellow one might come back from the root since it was so large. I've pulled back the mulch on all 3 and the stocks still feels tight in the ground, but I see no leaf buds. I might add that the one brug that I kept in the house all winter just broke dormancy and started leafing out within the past two weeks.
Thanks for your time!