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14/10/2012 at 20:22

Hi

We have a pot of Cosmos and a pot of Verbara which we have outside and were wondering what we should do with them over the winter to keep them in good shape for next year? 

Thanks

 

14/10/2012 at 20:25

Seed raised annual cosmos or perennial chocolate cosmos?

Verbara-not familiar with this- do you been verbena by any chance?

If verbena -what type?

14/10/2012 at 20:28
Your cosmos is an annual, unless it's chocolate cosmos, and will die soon. Verbena should be overwintered in greenhouse/coldframe, etc. Cut Verbena back a little.
14/10/2012 at 20:32

Right...eh..the verbena are actually senetti !!! I think I actually made up the name of a new flower, Verbara!! Sorry!!

14/10/2012 at 20:44

They both will not over winter-unless it is the chocolate cosmos which needs bringing under cover-just enjoy till they go over

14/10/2012 at 23:19
Well senettii is bit different to verbena., however, I have managed to experiment a bit with this plant but that's another story. As sotongeoff says neither will,overwinter
15/10/2012 at 12:49

Chocolate cosmos will overwinter in a pot in a cool grenhouse, but not in the ground or out of doors.  Mine is now 3 years old, and lives in the greenhouse all year - just because I get even stronger chocolate perfume from it in there!!

15/10/2012 at 13:31
Bookertoo you only do that cos you're too mean to buy a choc bar. Keeping it indoors is a good idea. I find the scent outside and low down is elusive so will grow mine in conservatory by front door
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