Sedum forum: racing frost...can potted showy sedums be left in pot all winter?

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UrbanWild
Oct 17, 2016 12:23 PM CST
I have so much stuff left to plant, I'm wondering if it might not be better to sink pots of showy sedums (like Autumn Joy for instance) in the ground and try to transplant in the spring. Anyone?
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 20, 2016 10:50 AM CST

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You can still stick them in the ground. When do you have your first freeze?
The Hylotelephium type of sedum are very tough and should go through winter easily either way, sinking pots or planting.
(Zone 6a)
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UrbanWild
Oct 20, 2016 5:06 PM CST
I don't have beds prepared yet. No time. I can manage to sink pots though. We typically get average frost late Oct. It will get to 40 F tomorrow night but warming back up to lows in 50s...highs 60s & 70s.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Oct 20, 2016 5:45 PM CST

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They will do well with the pots sunk into mulch or ground. Thumbs up

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