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Osteospermum over winter

I have some patio tubs of Osteospermum which are still flowering and I was planning to put them in the green house before the first frost and put them out again in the Spring. Most advice is don't bother and take cuttings instead? Will they survive over winter in the green house? And if so when should I cut them back?


  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,353
    Some types are hardy, but others are not.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • I know these are half-hardy so I can't leave them out
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,955
    I'd do both - put the plants in the greenhouse, but take cuttings as well  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601
    I'm a bit lazy about taking cuttings so I just put mine in a frost free greenhouse. They get enormous, so every now and again I have to take cuttings, but not every year. I cut them back when they get leggy and they flower all winter.
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