11-9b. 25f. Once in a blue moon we get lower than 10f even though we are supposedly 8a. Even then we are not supposed to have a frost line. The plant is a form of ginger and has a rhiZome that looks like culinary ginger one buys in a store. Maybe the root would survive here. But so far I think that would mean the leaves would burn back and it would not grow properly. There is a lot of info under the other names. Try triocolor ginger on google. I don't try outdoor plants that are at the high or low edge of their usda zones here. I aim for the middle. Less work in the end and we still have a lot to choose from.I sure plan to try. Not sure how come sensitive they are, information is minimal
I just KNOW that name is a play on how long those little buggers take to sprout from seed. If they sprout that is. Of all the plants I have tried from seed, Impatiens treated me the worst. I definitely did something they did not like. And I would start them by now for next season.2nd one could be impatiens
The entire bed is maybe 10x20...ish. the plan is to grow both patches so they are larger and border the ends with a large Canna mat in the center. There are various Canna variety in there, so it's a bit hap hazard I guess. But I like it. The tricolor will have to grow into it as I don't want to spend the money at $13/ plant x 5-7 plants per bunch that's $130-$182! I'm hoping they spread through the rhizomes like Canna or bananas do. If that's the case i should be able to double the size of those clumps by spring and only grow from there.May I suggest that you don't plant the lovely tricolor so far apart. You don't want to have one plant here, one plant there. People even suggest a patch of five or 7 of the same. You want to plant the two close, not that far so that you have a striking patch. What aspect is that patch please? Better still, check the hardiness and leave one indoors if not hardy enough. Go for a chrysanthemum, big dark red one or even aster, s pink onr,so that you can have colour in winter and colour that goes with red in your tricolor.
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