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Name: david sevitt
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davidsevit
Jan 21, 2015 2:45 AM CST
as i keep looking around me .....
coleus outside did not survive
begonias have been cut down by gardeners(will they grow when the spring comes?)
impatiens.....most of them look very bad.....
my question is.......it looks like to me that the plants that are thickstemmed might survive.its not knowledge just a feeling that they are stronger.on the other hand they contain more water in them wich makes more chance for rotting in cold and wet weather/
p.s.two of my indoor coleuses are keeping well.(in a gallery near a window for light)the indoor impatiens are dying,i think because of drop of temperature in the gallery although the place at day time is like a nursery because it is high above the class and captures the heat.it is amazing to follow the plant behaviour.
david
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purpleinopp
Jan 21, 2015 7:51 AM CST
Is it getting below freezing? If so, survival is questionable. If it is only that cold occasionally, covering with a sheet overnight can help.
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Name: david sevitt
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davidsevit
Jan 21, 2015 11:38 AM CST
thanks for your reply and advice.sometimes it is below freezing.the plants outside are not mine...belonging to the neighbourhood.i cannot cover them.i still did not yet get an answer.
david
Name: Sue
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sooby
Jan 21, 2015 11:54 AM CST
Neither coleus nor impatiens will tolerate freezing. If it doesn't freeze too much they may just be damaged (look mushy) and then recover. If you don't get much cold I'm not sure about begonias, and it would also depend on the type of begonia and how cold it gets for how often. They'll likely go mushy somewhat too, even if not killed. Do you know what kind of begonias they are, or can you post a picture?
Name: david sevitt
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davidsevit
Jan 21, 2015 10:55 PM CST
thanks for your reply.i dont know the names of the begonias....i know they grow very high like 80 centimetres with big red flower.it is not the tuberos one
david
Name: Sue
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sooby
Jan 22, 2015 6:35 AM CST
That's tall! I'm not familiar with a begonia that gets that tall, the largest I've grown is the Dragon Wing, which probably maxes out at half the height you're seeing. But to narrow it down, does it look anything like this?

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This is not the best example, but it gives an idea to narrow down the choices.

I was thinking in your climate a tuberous begonia might have a chance of surviving mild and brief freezes in the ground, but any others would at least be damaged if not killed in more severe or prolonged freezes.

You could try asking on the "Annuals" or "Containers" forums as there may be people there more familiar with other types of begonia.
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Frillylily
Jan 22, 2015 7:22 AM CST
I have had coleus and impatiens drop seed that grew the next year. They bloomed and were really pretty. If it gets anywhere near freezing they die.
Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Jan 22, 2015 8:17 AM CST
If they are dragon wing Begonias, they're fairly hardy. One survived in my Mom's yard last winter (deciduously.) We had an ice storm, 2 nights in a row in the teens, and about 6 weeks straight of below freezing every night.

If you'd like to discuss a particular Begonia, please share a pic here. There are thousands of different ones.
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Name: david sevitt
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davidsevit
Jan 22, 2015 12:13 PM CST
sue
your picture is exatly the begonia i am talking about.i will aproach the forums you adviced me.
tiffany thats good news.surviving so many difficulties.
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Name: david sevitt
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davidsevit
Jan 22, 2015 12:17 PM CST
do you know why i got three posts in a differance of an hour with no new info.yhey were all the same replies.
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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Jan 22, 2015 1:30 PM CST
Are you referring to the replies here on this forum?
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Jan 22, 2015 4:46 PM CST
David, every time somebody posts to this thread, you will be notified, because it's your thread originally. That's a unique feature of the Ask a Question forum. If you have your settings jump to the First Unread reply, it might look like one post triggered three notifications.

If you don't like all those notifications, start using the forums for your specific plants. There's a forum for Coleus, and I think begonias might be under Perennials and impatiens would be Annuals. (although they are perennial for me here in Florida) Big Grin
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Name: david sevitt
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davidsevit
Jan 22, 2015 9:39 PM CST
thanks
david

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