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Q.How Do I Overwinter My Potted Milkweed?

Zone 12125 | Anonymous added on August 28, 2023 | Answered

I have 3 of them but they are not very big. I planted the seeds too late. Zone 5a

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Answered on August 31, 2023

Since they are young, I wouldn't leave them outside. You can overwinter them inside a garage or basement, or where it doesn't get much lower than freezing. Only water them about once a month. Too much water will cause rot.

Another option would be to plant them in the ground and when the tops die back after a frost, cover the whole plant with a few inches of mulch. Uncover them in spring when new growth begins.


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