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I understand that there are those that overwinter and those that wont. But I love some of the ones I see in the grocery store's flower section--I figured it would be ok to plant one outside in a container, and either bring the container in for the winter, or just look at it as an annual. So I did, and shortly after, all the flowers faded. I moved it from full sun to partial shade, and the flowers turned brown and crispy...so I deadheaded, thinking it would try again. Nope. So now all I have is foliage. Should I have just left it indoors???
Now is the time to let your plant put out foliage. As the days continue to shorten it will start forming buds. Although, if you allow it to have light in the night (street lamp, car lights, etc) it will delay, if not out-and-out stop it from forming buds.