saving annuals - Knowledgebase Question

Littleton, NC
Question by djladyaj
June 8, 2006
Is it possible to bring spring and summer plants in for the winter? Plants such as coleus, gerbera daisies, marigolds, and impatiens. I have them in containers now. How can I take care of them in the winter?


Image
Answer from NGA
June 8, 2006

0

You could take tip cuttings of impatiens and coleus and grow them as houseplants on a sunny windowsill. The others do not seem to do at all well indoors. Often, the annuals bloom so much during the summer that they are exhausted by late fall. Indoors in the low light levels of winter, they do not perform as well as they do outside. And by spring they tend to be leggy and weak. So you will probably want to replace them by then.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by Paul2032 and is called "Daisy with bug"