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    Anyone Growing "Scarlet Belle" Inground Zone 7 or Colder?

    Like the title says. I understand that S. psittacina isn't as cold hardy as the other members of the genus, and being that Scarlet Belle is a hybrid of psittacina I'm curious as to whether I should expect mine to survive the winter inground in SE PA. Anyone have experience in this matter? TIA!
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    I grow my psittacinas in both barrel bogs and container bogs year round in Zone 7b. The barrels are mulched over and the smaller containers are buried up to their rims for the winter to help prevent freezing. been doing so for years without problems.
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    Ok thanks, good to know!
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    I grow several forms of psitticina and a few of it's hybrids including 'Scarlet Belle' outside year round in zone 5 with no issues. The only plants that don't do well up here are minor and rosea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu138 View Post
    I grow several forms of psitticina and a few of it's hybrids including 'Scarlet Belle' outside year round in zone 5 with no issues. The only plants that don't do well up here are minor and rosea.
    Boston area is zone 6 or 7..
    not zone 5.

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    For what it's worth, I grow my minors the same way, without any problems
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottychaos View Post
    Boston area is zone 6 or 7..
    not zone 5.

    Scot
    Boston is actually zone 5. Most of RI and CT are in zone 6 but, most of Mass is solidly zone 5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu138 View Post
    Boston is actually zone 5. Most of RI and CT are in zone 6 but, most of Mass is solidly zone 5.
    Not according to every USDA chart in existence:

    http://www.johnnyseeds.com/images/la...essZoneMap.jpg

    http://0.tqn.com/d/landscaping/1/0/E/a/NE_region.jpg

    and the best one:
    http://0.tqn.com/d/treesandshrubs/1/...settsZones.jpg

    As I said, Boston area is in zone 6 and 7.
    And most of Mass is solidly zone 6 and 7..
    less than half of the state is zone 5, and its the half on the other side of the state from Boston.

    Scot

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