I tried growing bamboo in my north scottsdale garden about 10 years ago. I don't remember which species it was, but it was a running bamboo and I thought I might have to keep it from running to the neighbors place. Instead, it grew beautifully from Fall, Winter and Spring, and was dead as soon as the weather went to the triple digits. It had plenty of water, but couldn't make it. I was so bummed. I thought running bamboo should be super hardy.