I, too, love this plant. I am in Zone 8b in Texas. The last couple of summers have been quite dry, and my Thurnbergia suffers if I don't give it extra water. Other than that, it's an excellent plant and when it's happy and blooming, always get plenty of comments from visitors to the garden. It has frozen to the ground a couple of times, but always comes back when the soil warms up in Spring.