Overwintering hibiscus syriacus

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  1. chrysalid

    chrysalid New Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    I have six roses of sharon that I started from seed this spring currently living outdoors in individual pots. Now, I know summer just started but I would really love to see these little guys survive the winter. So, I thought I would ask a few questions and get your answers and suggestions now before summer fades away and the scramble to save everyone begins. Please, keep in mind that I live in southern Ontario so I should probably plan for the worst.

    Questions:

    1) Should I leave them outside? in the garage? bring them indoors?
    2) If left outside, should I bury the pots?
    3) If left outside, should I cover them?

    Thanks for any help.


    Sidenote - I purchased and planted the parent plant in August 2013. This past winter, the parent plant survived crazy levels of snow, an ice storm and a severe pruning by bunny. It has since doubled in size and will probably still bloom this year. What a champ! I'm hoping the seedlings are just as strong as this plant is.
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    The sooner you get them in the ground the better, if you plant to plant them there.
     

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