There has been one total loss and a few that are in intensive care. The death is Gnash Rambler, one I lost last winter as well. It must have some vulnerable genetics, because I’ve been finding a lot of other bronzey/russet curly-leaved Carefree-type plants have been struggling, like the one I cut from a motel entryway (the other one I snipped that day is doing great–much bushier than shown in that pic!) and Copper, which is currently in intensive care, but returning to life.
I have two trays of orphaned seedlings of unknown parentage. One of the trays is still small, and they might not grow much this winter. Last season I had a bowl of baby Mosaic Kongs that hardly grew at all over the winter. The other tray of seedlings are now bedding-size, and these have the most amazing colors and shapes. I’ll talk more about them in upcoming posts.