What's your question? Ask

Hyacinth Plant

Q.Overwintering annuals

Zone 97759 | Trudie Vlach added on September 19, 2018 | Answered

Hi -live in Sisters, OR, gets below 0. Can I put the Joseph Coat Verbena that I grow all summer in pot, cut back and dig in or better can it be overwintered in pot in garage? I grow them in big pots all summer but the first frost they die. These are the verbena that have woody stems. Any ideas? I also have a sun room with a heater. Thanks so much.

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on September 19, 2018

This species is actually Alternanthera. They are only hardy in zones 10 and 11. They do not have a dormancy, so they will have to continue growing in spring.

I believe the best option for you will be to grow these in container, then bring them in during the winter to let them keep growing in a bright locations.

This article will give you more information on the care of these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/bromeliad/getting-bromeliads-to-bloom.htm

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Hyacinth Plant
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert