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frost hardy

Zone Darlington DL3 8DW | billnicholson added on November 7, 2017 | Answered

Is verpiss dich (scaredy cat plant) frost hardy? I live in county Durham in the north east of England, we had a night temperature of -2 on Monday night (5th Nov) and the plants leaves are all black. is it dead? or will it survive the winter?

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BushDoctor
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Answered on November 7, 2017

I'm afraid they aren't very cold tolerant. These will only tolerate about 1.7 degrees. I would bring it in, as it will not survive the winter. This article will give you more information on the plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/scaredy-cat-plant/growing-scaredy-cat-plants.htm

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