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Name: Tori
Dallas, GA (Zone 7b)
Region: Georgia Bee Lover Beekeeper Organic Gardener Roses
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GardenGoober
Nov 19, 2016 3:52 PM CST
I recently acquired four new Lenten Roses; only one of which is in the ground. Our temps for the past two days have been between 77° - 82°. TONIGHT it is supposed to go down to 29°!!!! The covered the plant that is in the ground with a frost blanket. The three that were not in the ground yet, we brought into the house. I realize these are winter plants but if they are not in the ground and with the sudden drastic temperature drop, would they survive outside? Does the one that is in the ground need a frost blanket? I don't want to lose my babies!!!

The plant that is in the ground was planted only two weeks ago.
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Nov 19, 2016 5:02 PM CST
It should probably be fine, but if you can easily put a covering over it until tomorrow it looks like you are going to have warmer temps for the next 10 days allowing it to get a little more established.

They are great plants!

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Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
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plantcollector
Nov 19, 2016 5:09 PM CST
They will be just fine without any protection. I worked at a plant nursery for 7 years and we sold a lot of those. We never covered or brought them in. we had them in 1 gallon pots. And we have big temperature drops.
Name: Tori
Dallas, GA (Zone 7b)
Region: Georgia Bee Lover Beekeeper Organic Gardener Roses
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GardenGoober
Nov 19, 2016 7:08 PM CST
crawgarden said:It should probably be fine, but if you can easily put a covering over it until tomorrow it looks like you are going to have warmer temps for the next 10 days allowing it to get a little more established.

They are great plants!

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Very nice!! Thank you. Appreciate it!!
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Name: Tori
Dallas, GA (Zone 7b)
Region: Georgia Bee Lover Beekeeper Organic Gardener Roses
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GardenGoober
Nov 19, 2016 7:09 PM CST
plantcollector said:They will be just fine without any protection. I worked at a plant nursery for 7 years and we sold a lot of those. We never covered or brought them in. we had them in 1 gallon pots. And we have big temperature drops.


Yes you do! I'm very familiar with your weather. Miss TN. Thanks!!
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