Echinacea plant

Hi I have an echinacea plant in a pot which I would quite like to keep for next year, how do I go about wintering it, any advice please?

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  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 12,125

    Echinaceas are fully hardy so it should be fine. If they die in winter it's usually because they are planted in badly drained clay soil that gets too wet. If you are worried you could always wrap the pot in fleece or bubble wrap.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,256

    I can't keep these going. I put them in the ground, might get a poor flower or two in the first year and never see them again. I haven't got particularly heavy soil. Could dryness through the summer be a problem? I planted yet another one in September and it looks good and leafy at the moment. It would be good to see some flowers like the ones I see in other gardens. Any suggestions as to how I might look after it better?

  • I have kept mine in the conservatory ,seems to like that.

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 12,125

    Another reason that echinacea disappear is that slugs love them.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,256

    Thanks folks

    I'll go and dig it up.

  • Thanks, might cut of the dead stuff then winter in the green house.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,256

    My greenhouse isn't heated, will it be OK or should I wtap it up as well?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,256

    Many thanks

     

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