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Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Oct 30, 2019 3:42 PM CST
I have an Aristolochia fimbriata outside doing nicely for now. It's still in a pot.
We are supposed to get a light freeze tonight and tomorrow. Forecast says 33F or 30F depending on which forecaster one listens to. Should I bring it inside?
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Sallymander
Oct 30, 2019 3:45 PM CST
I would bring it inside to a cool room or garage. Things that can take the cold once established in the ground, don't do as well when in a pot. How big is the pot? If it is too heavy to move easily, I would get some long cut straw and insulate the pot with it. (the short cut straw pressed to "fit" in the car is too dense. It doesn't insulate as well.)

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Name: tfc
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tx_flower_child
Oct 30, 2019 4:02 PM CST
Thanks. Not that big. I've read conflicting answers so I thought I'd ask the experts.

Today is the first day in at least a week that it hasn't rained. I saw some seed pods on it but apparently the wind blew them away. (Last week we had 10 tornadoes within in a couple of hours,) Guess I'll bring my plant inside. Don't think I want to put it in a huddle.
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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gardenfish
Oct 30, 2019 6:42 PM CST
I have several outside plants in pots that I have successfully covered with old fleece blankets when the temp gets too low. The plants were two rosemaries and a pot full of gloriosa lily tubers. One of the rosemaries is 15 years old, and the pot of lily tubers is 18 years old.
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Name: tfc
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tx_flower_child
Oct 30, 2019 8:23 PM CST
I have a lot of unused frostcloth. I used to cover my perennial bed until it dawned on me that it was full of native perennials.

Most of my plants that are in pots usually have 2 choices. Either I put them in a huddle (go team!) or bring them inside. Occasionally I've put frostcloth on the huddle but it can be tricky.

Usually everything gets watered first but no need to right now.
Name: Lynda Horn
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gardenfish
Oct 31, 2019 12:36 AM CST
If the temp gets really low, I put the two rosemaries in a huddle along with my potted spearmint. I drag them against the wall of my house, which is a dark red brick. I put them in between two huge nandinas. This keeps the northwest wind off them, that wind is a killer. Thumbs up
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Nov 1, 2019 12:48 PM CST
tx_flower_child said:I have an Aristolochia fimbriata outside doing nicely for now. It's still in a pot.
We are supposed to get a light freeze tonight and tomorrow. Forecast says 33F or 30F depending on which forecaster one listens to. Should I bring it inside?


How is your plant?
Didn't freeze here.
My pipevines are in the ground, and do fine through the freezes.
A light frost in a pot... Shouldn't be a problem.
If your plant had seeds that scattered... I'd expect babies next year.
I know a lady that is constantly wanting hers thinned... Due to the success it has at self-sowing.
Name: tfc
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tx_flower_child
Nov 1, 2019 1:32 PM CST
My pipevine is doing well so far. There was a light freeze and I didn't want to gamble. I have a rather checkered past caring for that little plant. It was in a 4" pot for at least a couple of years and was relegated to a small half bath that I frequently forgot about. I do know it would prefer to be in the ground and maybe some of the seeds will create a bed.

I hadn't seen the plant bloom (yes, I know it's funky at best) which is why I was surprised to see what I think are seed pods. Here are a couple pictures.

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Name: Lynda Horn
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gardenfish
Nov 1, 2019 5:06 PM CST
They do look like seed pods! Hope they are. Thumbs up
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