Bird of Paradise in zone 7
I'm looking for some advice (I am also asking on the tropicals forum). I live between Weatherford and Fort Worth (west of Fort Worth). I have just moved here and not sure of the weather pattern (and I know it is strange for this year). I believe that I am in zone 7b (bordering 8). I just bought a fairly big Bird of Paradise (about 3 feet tall). Has anybody had luck with them in the ground in this area? Also, is the middle of August too late to plant it in the ground? Should I just leave it in the pot and bring it in during cooler weather?
Thanks for any help.