GARDEN ADVICE FOR THE COLD: PLANT PROTECTION NEEDS

PLANT PROTECTION NEEDS

Any indoor plant that you have planted outside (anthuriums, philodendrums, rubber plants), most ferns, and anything considered a “Tropical” should be protected. It may be difficult to cover Bromeliads in your landscape — they should be okay.

With any of these plants expect some leaf damage, and be scouting for disease after the cold.

Annuals that Need Protection

Impatiens of any type

Begonias

Cleome

Salvia splendens

Annuals that Don’t Need Protection

Petunias

Snapdragons

Verbena

Bacopa

Perennials that Need Protection

Angelonia

Dune Sunflower

Landscape Begonia

Ground Orchids

Scaevola

Cuphea

Oyster plant

Perennials that Don’t Need Protection

Penta

Railroad vine

Coreopsis

Roses

Geraniums

Torenia

Bulbine

Crown of Thorn

Cacti & Succulents in general

Purple Queen

English or Algerian Ivy

Prim Rose

Lantana

Shrubs that Need Protection

Hibiscus

Dwarf Musseanda

Snow on the Mountain

Duranta: Gold Mound, Cuban Gold, Sapphire Showers

Ixora

Copper leaf

Allamanda

Clerodendrum

Jasmines

Most Gingers, costus

Elephant ears

Viburnum Awabuki

Cardboard Plant

Philippine Violet

Croton

Characture plant

Shrubs that Don’t Need Protection

Most Stoppers (eugenias)

Crinums

Podocarpus

Pittosporum

Wax myrtle

Wild Coffee

Vines that Need Protection

Thunbergia Battiscombii

Allamanda, Mandavilla, dipledenia

Mandarin Hat

Galpini

Bouganvilla

ficus repens

Vines that Don’t Need Protection

Passion vine

Confederate jasmine

Asiatic jasmine

Sky Vine

Edibles:

Cover your tomatoes, most other veggies in the ground now will be okay. Protect Tropical Fruits, but Citrus is okay.

Herbs will be okay. Hold off on planting beans until night temps are above 50.