Hardiness test

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Hardiness test

Post Number:#1  Postby Brooksphilly » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:33 pm

Forecast in Philly is for low of 23 Friday night and 28 Saturday night. Bringing all the agaves inside except for parryi, zebra, lophantha quadricolor, and leopoldii. Wish us luck!
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Re: Hardiness test

Post Number:#2  Postby Azuleja » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:39 pm

Good luck!
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Post Number:#3  Postby Gee.S » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:47 pm

They should be fine so long as they've had ample opportunity to harden off.
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Post Number:#4  Postby SC FM » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:54 am

Should be ok. I do not grow Zebra or leopoldii but all the others I grow in ground and are very hardy. Mine have seen 5*F twice and with no damage to speak of.
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Post Number:#5  Postby Brooksphilly » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:11 am

All good after 28 degrees for parryi, quadricolor, baccarat, zebra, and leopoldii. Thanks for the perspective from AZ and SC. Surprised that a forgotten capensis made it through with just a small discoloration to a leaf or two. A forgotten about titanota pup and cream spike pup from spiney in CA were not so fortunate and froze solid. Everyone else is happily inside at home or office until March.
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Post Number:#6  Postby abborean » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:54 pm

some can take a few cold shots like that but not a Philly winter I suspect. I recall from an earlier post that you have a good microclimate though. Good luck!
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Post Number:#7  Postby Brooksphilly » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:03 am

They will be covered when wet or snow hits, so we’ll see. No room in the inn, so this is sort of a forced test. It would be rare for Philly temps to dip below mid 20s. I am in South Philly and the city stays a good 5 degrees warmer than burbs. They are also close to the house, so we’ll see. I am resisting temptations to bubble wrap pots 😂
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