Zone 5 succulents have to withstand temperatures of -20 to -10 degrees Fahrenheit (-29 to -23 C.).
- Agave (several species)
- Thompson’s or Red Yucca.
- Myrtle Spurge.
- Stonecrop (and many other species of Sedum)
- Opuntia ‘ Compressa’
- Jovibarba (Beard of Jupiter)
- Ice Plant.
- Orostachys ‘Dunce Cap’
Beside above, what succulents can survive winter?
There are two main varieties of succulents that can tolerate freezing temperatures, Sempervivums (commonly called hens and chicks) and Stonecrop Sedums. Most will tolerate temperatures down to -20 degrees Fahrenheit.
Also, what succulents come back every year?
Orostachys is an annual succulent that dies back after blooming. When bred with Sedum the intergeneric cross is Sedoro. Learn more: Go to Mountain Crest Gardens.
When can I plant succulents outside?
Generally it’s best to wait until after the last frost and when the nights don’t drop below 40F. While you could plant some succulents outside before then, you’ll find the best success with planting when the weather is warmer. Avoid waiting until summer though, as the heat can cause just as many problems as the cold.
Here are some of the best cactus plants for zone 5 landscapes:
- Brittle Prickly Pear (Opuntia fragilis) provides creamy yellow blooms in summer.
- Strawberry Cup (Echinocereus triglochidiatus), also known as King’s Crown, Mohave Mound or Claret Cup, has bright red blooms in late spring and early summer.
As a general rule, you’ll want to bring your succulents in before the first frost. … All succulents rated higher than Zone 5 can’t survive the cold, and need to be indoors for the winter. Since I currently live in the Phoenix area, a Zone 9, most of my succulents are fine outdoors year round.
Hardy succulents: Tolerate frost and can stay outdoors through below-freezing temperatures. They’re ideal for year-round, outdoor growing. … These varieties must come indoors before nighttime temperatures get below freezing. They are, however, happy to go back outside when warm, sunny weather returns.
A common question is can succulents live outside? The short answer is yes! They thrive in sunny locations with warm, dry climates and can tolerate some neglect, so growing succulents outdoors is a great option. Grow succulents in-ground, in pots, or tuck them away in unexpected planting spots.
In the ground, most succulents like a slightly acidic soil pH (5.5 to 6.5). Add some organic matter to very sandy soils, to retain moisture long enough for the plants to take it up. In clay soils, raised beds are your best option. Here are some popular succulent plants that are generally easy to grow.
In general, succulents and cacti do best in temperatures ranging from 40-80°F. While minor sways in temperature outside of this range are tolerable, sways of 5° or more can cause irreversible damage.
If you live in a climate with 4 seasons, especially one with harsh winters, there are some succulents that will grow outdoors year round for you, though most will not. … Their nursery is actually in a mountain valley in northern California, near Mount Shasta, and they get snow throughout the winter.