Posted: 08/02/2015 at 08:18
I have grown thease they always look scruffy in growth especially in the winter.
I pot up some of the seedlings they produce and them keep them in a frost free greenhouse over winter,water sparingly then when the weather warms up at the start of spring harden them off and then plant in situ.
The habit of the plant is one years growth and one years flowering then they die, but you should have some seedlings to plant up to get your next plants.
Because after the first year your plants are in the ground for that winter be mindful where you plant, a somewhat sheltered sight is better.Make sure you also mulch for that winter.