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Dec 8, 2016 1:48 PM CST
I have a beautiful ROS from which I have taken several cuttings. The mother plant is now going into her dormant period. I have the new plants in a "grow trailer" under grow lights. They have developed healthy root structures, growing out of the 6 inch pots I had them in. Some have developed buds. As the plants are still quite young, should I keep them under the lights until spring before putting them in the ground or do they need a dormant period? I am concerned that as young as they are, the cold could kill them.

I have the same basic question for esperanza, lantana, and crapemyrtle.
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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Dec 8, 2016 3:19 PM CST
I have often taken summer cuttings of rose of sharon, and rooted them in the garden.
At my house they do fine through the winter...
But... if you have them inside, and they're fixing to bloom... I'd let them.

Lantana, is not real hardy, I root it by throwing soil over the limbs and then transplanting in the Spring after it starts leafing out.really doubt that it would survive being set out in the winter... I've killed lantana by planting it too late in the season... never survives the winter when it hasn't had enough time to get established.

Crepe myrtle? Not a fan... but impossible to kill in my area...

Esperanza? Never grown it... but looks like a nice plant...
Might depend on how much winter rain you get...

Where is your garden?

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