Winter Roll Call in 9b
Here is what did well over the winter and what did not in my 9b yard. My frost cloth covering was spotty as I was out of town and left instructions for teenage son to take care of yard.
Super Troopers (things that are supposed to be cold sensitive but had no damage)
Lychee Sweetheart Tree
Dwarf Jasmine Tree
Ruby Glo Passionflower and Lunametista
Australian Tree Fern
New Guinea Trumpet Creeper
Wild coffee plant
Jungle Drums Ginger
Nam Doc Mai (in most protected part of yard, which is a good microclimate) I was horrified to learn out of all the plants on the coldest night, he forgot to cover this tree. On nights I was at home I covered it the rest of the time. No damage at all.
Minor damage or comes back readily
Night Blooming Jasmine
Red Absynnian Banana, Milky Way, Ruby Siam, and Rajanpuri Banana
Hawaiin Sunset Vine (lost leaves for 2 weeks, regrowing)
Naranjilla (very minor leaf damage)
Sugar Apple Tree
Dwarf Poinciana Trees
All tropical water lilies regrowing after dormancy without protection
R.I. P. or may never be the same
Panama Red Passion Flower Vine (lost all leaves and 2/3 of plant)
Large Leaf Princess Plant
Dwarf Ylang Ylang would have been OK if my son remembered to cover it,
Is regrowing from bottom, lost all leaves and about half of plant.
Things that are growing in pots on the lanai without problem: Royal Poinciana, Black Bat Plant, Pony Tail Palm, Pickering Mango and variegated Pitch Apple.
Charlie Brown's Football (things I try over and over but fail)
Mandevilla (looks straggly and near death no matter what I do)
Butterfly Bush (see above)
New Zealand Tea Tree
This post was edited by morningloree on Mon, Mar 3, 14 at 19:26