Re: Philo. "Xanadu"
My mistake: zone 9b it is! I lived the first half of my life in zone 5a, so
anything south of zone 7b seems warm to me. I once lived in a cold pocket in
Apopka, just a 30 minute drive to the north of Orlando, that probably was close
to a zone 8b micro climate. During the Christmas freeze of 1987 I actually saw
ice crystals/snow in the air. There wasn't much left of the subtropical
landscape after two consecutive nights of -8 C (17 F).
Seriously though, it would be interesting to know the limits of the growing
temperatures of P. 'Xanadu'. I suppose it should be similar to P. selloum.
Thanks for the correction, and I am happy to see someone else on the list from
Scott E. Hyndman
USDA, ARS, USHRL
Orlando, Florida, USA
USDA Hardiness Zone 9b
> Scott, I hope you meant zone 9b for Orlando. If not you must be in an
> extremely cold pocket!!! Here at Leu Gardens in Orlando we just planted a
> large bed of Xanadu for a groundcover in an area shaded by Live Oaks. From my
> experience they seem to be as hardy as Selloum. Unfortuneatly I don't have
> anything to add to the naming mystery but am interested in what finally comes
> Eric Schmidt
> Orlando, FL.