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Anybody growing zone 10 plants outdoors in zone 9?

Posted by southlatropical 9 South Louisiana (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 21, 07 at 21:22

I am going to try a few plants outdoors here in zone 9 south Louisiana. I already put white bird of paradise and helicania rostrata in the ground next to a south facing wall. I plan on protecting them during frost with plastic sheeting and a heat source. I may also try monstera delicious outdoors. I thought it would be fun to hear from others who are pushing the limits of zone 9. Anybody have a success storys or tips? Or failure stories? lol

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RE: Anybody growing zone 10 plants outdoors in zone 9?

I've been growing Tacca Integrifolia (White bat plant) in the ground for 3 years. It flowers every September. Also Medinilla Magnifica, but no blooms yet. Several heliconia in the ground: Rostrata, Schiedeana, Angusta Red Christmas. All have bloomed but need to be protected. Trialing a Jade Vine this winter. Growing Musa Ae Ae in the ground for 4 years. Took two pups this summer; no fruit yet. Growing Rangoon Creeper. No problems; blooms every summer. I'm sure there are more, just can't remember.


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