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Peony in a pot over winter

I have a peony root (sorry if not correct) in a small - circa 8" - pot that my parents have dug up and potted for me. The leaves have died back and they suggested leaving it and waiting for the shoots in spring before planting.

My concern is that if I leave it out in the garden over winter that the whole pot will freeze, is this a bad thing. Would it be worth moving it somewhere, I don't have a greenhouse at the moment, my options are the house, a shed or the garage (didn't think lack of light is an issue as there are no leaves).

What should I do, the Wife is sick of the plants migrating indoors, could do without another one.




  • I've got a peony in a pot waiting for it's permanent home to be ready.  It's in a sheltered corner in the garden.  It'll be fine.  Peonies are tough as old boots - don't worry image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • What type of Peony do you mean? An herbaceous or tree Peony?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,166

    I keep baby Molly the Witch and tree paeonies in pots outside for a couple of years before I plant them out. I've never lost any, even when the compost washes through and the top of the root gets exposed.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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