Planting - Knowledgebase Question

Springfield, Ma
Question by simone8648
November 19, 2009
I just bought some left over roses and other perennaials can i leave them in the containers out door

Answer from NGA
November 19, 2009


It will be safer for your plants if you plant them in the ground rather than leave them in containers over the winter months. The roots can freeze solid if the plants are left in their containers. If you can't plant them in their permanent places now, at least sink the pots into the ground or unpot them and "heel" them in by burying the roots in the ground in a protected place (such as near a foundation). Best wishes with your bargain plants!

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