Back in late February, Tony Avent wrote: >As we continue to scout for winter survivors, we found Boophone >haemanthoides has survived and is still evergreen in an open scree planting >at 8 degrees F...amazing. Tony, how do things look now? I'm asking with two things in mind. For one, I know from past experience here a couple of hundred miles north of you but still in nominal zone 7 that borderline plants sometimes look fairly good when seen after the first long freezing spell ends. But when there are subsequent much milder freezing spells, they often very quickly go down. This happened to me again this year with Arum dioscoridis. After the six to seven 24 hour per day freeze we experienced in January and February this year (often with no snow cover), Arum disocoridis looked pretty good. Then we had a good thaw. It still looked good. Then we had freezes again. Within a few days the foliage had gone papery and shredded in the wind. I know you experienced a significant weather event in North Carolina recently which we here in the Washington D.C. area missed. Have you had the chance to check some of your survivors yet to see if they still are survivors? Jim McKenney firstname.lastname@example.org Montgomery County, Maryland zone 7 where Arum dioscoridis is still alive and may even have an inflorescence - but not a single leaf.