Forum home Plants

Aquilegia

widgetwilk annwidgetwilk ann North NorfolkPosts: 351
Grew these two from the free seeds in magazine, now what do I do with them over winter, they are in greenhouse at moment, shall I leave them there?

Posts

  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,627
    Aquilegia are hardy, so they should be fine to plant out now.  Best to do so soon, whilst the ground is still warm, and before any frosts.  As young plants they might not survive the shock of a hard frost if you leave it too late to plant them out.  Funnily enough I just planted my Aquilegia seedlings at the allotment today, and they are tiny compared to your healthy looking ones.

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,258
    Yes - they should be fine, as they're decent sized plants. 
    They don't really mind frosts in my experience, even as young plants, but as they've been in a greenhouse, and protected, it's best to be cautious.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • widgetwilk annwidgetwilk ann North NorfolkPosts: 351
    Thanks for advice, think I will re-pot them in a large container and put outside, then if we do have a very bad winter/frost I can lift the container into the greenhouse.
Sign In or Register to comment.