Photo by Melody

Indoor Gardening and Houseplants: Growing Perrenials Indoors

Communities > Forums > Indoor Gardening and Houseplants
Forum: Indoor Gardening and HouseplantsReplies: 3, Views: 83
Add to Bookmarks
Lancaster, PA

September 12, 2011
8:11 PM

Post #8806047

I just got two plants and want to ensure that I have them survive until Spring. If I plant one out and reserve one to keep inside, are there any special considerations for growing a perrenial in a pot? The plants, in this case, are Lady's Mantle.
Any ideas will be greatly appreciated!


Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

September 13, 2011
1:16 PM

Post #8806965

If you want them to survive until spring - plant them now, or over-winter them in their current containers in an unheated garage on the floor, throwing a little snow on them from time to time to ensure the soil doesn't go completely dry. Trying to over-winter at temperatures above 42* is a decidedly bad idea and will reduce the likelihood of survival to something less than 10% and pretty much ensure that any surviving plants will grow poorly in the subsequent growth period. They NEED a cold rest. Mother Nature knows best.

Lancaster, PA

September 20, 2011
10:26 AM

Post #8816277

Thanks, Al. I thought yours was the most likely answer. Just didn't want to believe it!
Southern Dutchess Co, NY
(Zone 5b)

September 20, 2011
3:46 PM

Post #8816639

I often have customers ask about keeping perennials indoors during our winter months. My usual response is to say that they would be happier living outdoors, unless it's something from a warmer growing zone.

You cannot post until you register, login and subscribe.

Other Indoor Gardening and Houseplants Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
anyone know how to root norwalk pines?? tom1953 4 Jun 14, 2010 5:43 PM
Ant's in my Plants! millertime71 9 Aug 26, 2009 6:53 PM
Houseplant Photos jdee 31 Apr 5, 2013 5:45 AM
Variegated Begonia Semperflorens mkjones 9 Jul 26, 2007 5:39 PM
A couple of silly questions... danak 9 Jun 18, 2012 6:01 PM

Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America