Can I keep Dianthus Amazon going for a second year?

thinman(Z5 MI)August 19, 2010

Dianthus Amazon has been a great flower for me and I've been growing it as an annual, ditching it at about this time of year when it runs out of steam. Have any of you up in my zone or colder ever tried to winter it over? I could throw some straw on it pretty cheaply, and probably keep it from freezing with some decent snow cover, but I don't know if it will bloom well next summer. I also grow regular biennial Sweet Williams for an early bloom, but I could always use a few more.

Any thoughts?

ThinMan

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Pudge 2b

Yes - second and subsequent years :)

I planted about 50 plants a few years ago - at least half are perennial, returning with no special protection - just cutting off the spent blooms so no seed forms.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2010 at 5:51PM
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thinman(Z5 MI)

Great, Pudge! Thanks. I won't till 'em under this year. :-)

TM

    Bookmark   August 20, 2010 at 8:24PM
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