Mar 16, 2017· Fortunately, there are hardy plants that will survive cold weather and continue to flourish, even in a chilly garden. Know Your Zone. The best step toward choosing coldtolerant plants is to select only plants and cultivars that are appropriate for your planting zone.
The Basjoo is the world's most coldhardy and coldtolerant banana tree. It grows from Miami into parts of Canada. It tolerates drought and neglect. Even deer leave it alone. You just plant it and forget it. Once established, it can grow an amazing 2 feet per week! It reaches 69 feet tall when potted indoors, or 16 feet when planted outside.