Question about overwintering Fuchsia 'Thalia'
OK, I goofed. I forgot to bring my Fuchsia 'Thalia' inside for the winter. I knew it wasn't hardy, but I got busy with other plants and a home renovation, and I forgot to bring it inside. Most nights it's been above freezing, but we have had several scattered frosts down into the mid to upper twenties on and off in October and November. The plant is close to the house in a pot, so it might have been buffered a bit from the worst of the cold, but from the looks of it, it may well be a total loss. The leaves and flowers are in a sorry state. I'm kicking myself for forgetting about it.
Do you think if I cut it back and put it in a cool garage, there might yet be some hope for it? Can this sort of Fuchsia survive being zapped a few times with temperatures around 30 or so? I think 'Thalia' is a triphylla type, kind of like 'Gartenmeister Bonstedt.' I liked it very much this year, and I hope it survives.