Chenille Plants

Cattails


ina-e added on October 11, 2016 | Answered

How do I successfully transfer an outdoors cattail hanging basket to the indoors for the winter months. I live in central Ontario, Canada and we are just starting to get over night frost. Have brought my beautiful plant in but not sure if I should cut it back or replant it in different soil. Please help. Don't want to lose this plant.


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nikki-phipps
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on October 12, 2016

I believe you are referring to the Chenille plant, often called cattails. You can cut the plant back prior to bringing it indoors for winter. Here is more information on its care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/chenille/growing-chenille-plants.htm

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on October 12, 2016

Cattails are generally grown in wetlands or in the home garden; in pots in a pond area.
You will not need to bring these plants indoors. They are cold hardy and can winter over outdoors. In the case of potted cattails you could tuck the container into a shed or garage for the winter.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/water-plants/cattails/controlling-cattails.htm

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