Best place for my Sunset Glow

ellenmarie(5)November 22, 2013

I have 2 Sunset Glow (Fargesia dracocephala 'Rufa') bamboos in containers. I have them inside an unheated porch which is usually about the same temp as outside. I could put them under the house in a large crawl space that will probably be warmer but they wouldn't get any sun. Which place would be the best? I bought both plants from HomeDepot. One this Spring and one the previous Spring.

thanks for any suggestions you can offer.
-ellen

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kentuck_8b(__)

They will survive outside in your zone. Next year in the early Spring, plant them in a half, sun half shaded area.

I would leave them on your porch for the Winter, since they need light even during Winter months.

Kt

    Bookmark   November 22, 2013 at 2:37PM
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ellenmarie(5)

Thanks for the info. I want to leave them in containers so I can have them on my deck in the summer. The porch has very dramatic temperature changes, sometimes from 20 degrees at night to 55 in the daytime. Do you think that will be a problem?

    Bookmark   November 25, 2013 at 10:40AM
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kentuck_8b(__)

They are not near as cold hardy in containers as they are in the ground.

The big difference in temperature will not adversely affect the plants. We have bigger differences here sometimes and none of mine have suffered.

Kt

    Bookmark   November 25, 2013 at 8:11PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Cover the pots with insulating material to keep them from freezing solid.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2013 at 3:42PM
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