Can I over winter my vines??

lucidityOctober 16, 2006

Hi all,

I purchased a passiflora (I think the common one with blue) this Spring and planted in quite a huge pot. It has done beautifully and cover the 4 ft trellis I set in the pot. I am wondering if I can save this beauty in my cold Canadian climate. I can bring into the garage, or up again a south facing light wall, wrap in in burlap etc. I would really love to save it for next year along with a mandevilla that is in another pot.

Any suggestions??

Thank you very much!

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Just a small note I forgot to add...My plants are still outside on the deck and our temps have dropped to 4 Celcius over night with frost already. It took out my moonflower and heliotrope but the vines are both still doing okay, flowering stopped a few weeks ago but the mandevilla is still blooming. Makes me hope!

    Bookmark   October 16, 2006 at 12:31PM
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I have no idea what varieties might be hardy in your zone, though no passiflora can be above ground in a pot over the winter where you have below freezing temps. Some varieties if planted in the ground will come back from the roots. I cut my container vines way back and grow them like houseplants over the winter, either in a heated greenhouse or in my house. They look pretty shabby by the end of November but they come back when they go back outside in the spring.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2006 at 10:19AM
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