Covering for freeze

josiegeoDecember 10, 2012

Do I need to cover my beautiful allysum for a mild freeze? Expecting low 30's tonight...

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

who knows.. when you are betting against mother nature ...

a bed sheet over them.. retains soil heat.. and keeps the potential freezing tissue from .. well.. freezing .. lol.. what happens with a deep frost.. is that individual cells in the leaf.. freeze.. thereby breaking wall integrity.. and that part of the leaf is damaged ...

if its common alyssum .. it nearly lives thru my z5 winter .. so you MIGHT not need it.. but what the heck.. its just a little exercise ...

just get any covering off before temps spike tomorrow ..


    Bookmark   December 10, 2012 at 9:10PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

I'd expect that your alyssum will do fine. If the flowers get singed, it will soon rebloom.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2012 at 9:24PM
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Your Texas A & M University says that Alyssum is a hardy annual which means it can survive some below freezing temperatures. Covering will extend how low temperatures could drop before this plant is frost killed.

Here is a link that might be useful: Alyssum

    Bookmark   December 11, 2012 at 7:21AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

sooooo .. what happened???


    Bookmark   December 11, 2012 at 7:43AM
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We don't need freeze protection in Miami.

    Bookmark   December 17, 2012 at 4:06PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Is that supposed to be sad or funny? I laughed, I cried...

    Bookmark   December 18, 2012 at 10:39AM
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