@constanceann the state temps vary depending on what part of florida you are in. In central and northern florida it can freeze and can be quite damp and cold during the winter. But I am in extreme southwest florida, directly across the state from Miami, but on the Gulf , southwest side. We are in a different zone here....zone 10, and it is very very rare for a freeze. In 23 yrs here I have seen maybe 3 freezes.