Frosts in Melbourne

Frosts in Melbourne can make the grass icy; the windscreens on car’s scratchy and burn soft fleshed plants.  Preparation is the key, if aware of the future frosts.  For example, place frost intolerant plants under cover to protect them.  Some plants that need this preparation are the following:

Impatiens sodenii.  This plant is a fleshy shrub which has large purply pink flowers and may be found in your Grandparent’s garden.  Its easy to grow, however, the fleshy branches will burn in frost.  They can be cut back to the ground and will grow again.
  • Tradescantia spathaccea.
    Ananas comosus – Yes, the common pineapple.  Not surprising that this does poorly in frosts as its generally associated with tropical climate.

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