I planted Eucomis comosa (pink and 'Sparkling Burgundy') in Zone 5 next to a house about 10 years ago. It's still there and performs yearly. It get dry in winter and has little competition during the growing season. The exposure is windy although south facing. It get no protection but the radiant warmth from the house in the winter. Deer... will eat anything when they are hungry. I've seen them go after Helleborus. Michael Interlaken, NY Zone 6 Has anyone had experience with Eucomis planted in-ground in zone 5? Not just for the summer, but over-winter. Any suggestions on experimenting with over-wintering Eucomis in zone 5? And would they be considered deer resistant or rabbit resistant?