Most extreme zone stretching?
I ordered a Magnolia grandiflora '24 Below' for delivery next spring (I know, stupid me) and I am wondering if anyone else has been successful with any plants that are really out-of-their-zone? I may give M. g. 'Bracken's Brown Beauty' a try, too.
So, what have you planted that has survived, but really shouldn't have survived? I'd be interested in knowing about both woody plants or perennials and also if you made any adjustments to the plant's growing conditions (better drainage, other soil enhancements, etc.) to get the plant to survive. Also, how long has the plant survived in your garden?