We live in hardiness zone 6a. My friend gave me some cut geraniums which rooted and are doing well in an outdoor container.
What do I have to do to have them survive the coming cold weather?
If your temps get below freezing, they will need to be brought in. I put them in pots and set in a window and enjoy blossoms during the winter, but you can also pull up the plants, knock off the soil and store them in a paper bag. I first cut the stems down to about 4". Towards spring, they will start greening out and then can be replanted.
Does anyone have experience with keeping geraniums for replanting the next spring? I'm going to try for the first time.
Hardiness Zone: 5a
By kurtzfolk from Van Wert, OH
When I lived in CT. I would dig up the geraniums before the first frost. Hang them upside down from the rafters in the basement. I never watered them. Just left them hanging until spring when they started to green up. Then you pot them up in some good soil, and wait until it is safe to put them back out doors.
Don't get discouraged when you see them looking kind of dead like in the winter-they will come back in the spring! jjs
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Hardiness Zone: 4b
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