Has anyone had the lovely cosmos chocolate plant that has survived over winter?
Is it best to keep it in a pot and bring it indoors over winter? Any tips please
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Am in Nwest & cant keep it in the ground. So I now grow it in a large patio pot each yr.
By the end of October for me, I cut it back, cant bear to risk losing it to frost, wrap the pot & put it, still in its' pot, first into either a coldframe or the unheated greenhouse- to allow it to almost dry off. Then I cover it with a fleece 'hat' & put it into a half-glazed porch. I have kept it in the greenhouse with extra fleece covers in the past.
Come spring I remove the tuber, check it's ok & start it off along with my dahlias on a window sill in the house.
This way I have kept this tuber going for several yrs. J.
Yes bring in your chocolate plant indoors into a cool well lit room till danger of frost has passed, best do it now!
Thanks - I have brought it inside in it's pot and cut it back. New shoots are starting so I am watering and treating as an indoor plant until Spring. I hope this works!!