Posted: 01/12/2013 at 13:31
If you put them outside now they will die. They love hot and dry, they wont get that in the winter in open ground.
Pot them up, keep completely dry dont water until they start to shoot.
I only put mine out, in their pots, when the weather is really warm, no rain, when they start to flower, i bring them in the conservatory, where they will bloom for ages.
We have grown these in this way for 20 years, thinning them out every 4 or 5 years when they really are looking silly pot bound.
We still have the same ones. So a really good buy if you look after them well.