Are run-of-the-mill garden center begonias worth overwintering?

posyplanterOctober 20, 2012

I'm a novice when it comes to begonias, so please pardon my ignorance....

I planted some run-of-the-mill garden center variety begonias in window boxes on the east side of our house last spring, and they did quite well. Now that winter is approaching, it seems a shame to just let the frost kill them, but a couple years ago I tried to bring a couple begonias inside and they promptly dropped leaves and died. [I don't think they like our woodstove] I tried running a humidifier, keeping them in a cooler room ect., but to no avail.

Could I keep them in the basement, and if so, should they be cut back or not?

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Are they semps? I knew someone from Iowa who did cut back semps and stored them in his basement for the winter. Garden plants are just as worthy as any others, to save.

    Bookmark   October 21, 2012 at 10:06AM
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I have no idea; they have dark purplish leaves and pink blooms. ??

    Bookmark   October 30, 2012 at 2:06PM
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