zone 9a caudiciforms

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zone 9a caudiciforms

Post Number:#1  Postby necturus » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:44 am

Lets keep a good thing going. Anyone growing caudiciforms outside year around in zone 9a? Let's continue with the idea of a warm 9a climate that hits low 9a temps every 5 years or so, and high 8b once every 10-20 years. I've read some Cyphostemma have cold hardiness.
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Re: zone 9a caudiciforms

Post Number:#2  Postby Geoff » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:22 am

Cyphostemma juttae seems to be OK in zone 9a, but mine is pretty large... it is possible smaller ones may not do so well. But I do have multiple sizes and ages of Tylecodon wallichii about garden and seem, so far, impervious to cold down to about 20F. Boweia volubilis also has turned out to be surprisingly hardy here.
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Re: zone 9a caudiciforms

Post Number:#3  Postby Melt in the Sun » Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:04 pm

I've seen large C. juttae in ground here in Tucson, but they are pretty careful about protecting it in winter. Not sure how tough it really is.
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