I'm in the Southeastern part of Virginia, and last year I only grew c.chinese, c.annuum, and c.cardensaii. Two of the c.cardenasiis unexpectedly survived the winter. The two other capsicum species died as expected. Our winter was mild, but it got below freezing and snow was on them for about a day. Usually my tropical milkweed dies, but that also survived. I was wondering if anyone else had high cold tolerance c.cardensaiis compared to other capsicum species. One of the two plant has an original leaf and started to grow new ones prior to the snowfall. None of the branches or stems were damaged by the cold. They only dropped their leaves. We've had some warm weeks for them to produce new leaves. today was also 60 but the other day was in the low 30s.