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succulents in small window box

Posted by boyz 5 (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 10, 13 at 20:08

Hello! My husband is building me a new chicken coop. I would like him to build some window boxes to put under the windows. They will only be about 18 inches long and then however deep and wide I need them to be.

Since they aren't that big, I would like to put some succulents in them that are hardy and won't need much water. I'm just wondering if they would survive the winter in a small box. The windows face south so they would get a lot of sun and a lot of freeze/thaw.

Do you know of any that would survive or would I have to bring them inside during the winter months?


I live in northern Utah, zone 5.

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RE: succulents in small window box

I believe Sempervivums of any kind will survive the winter just fine. They are usually hardy up to Zone 3 as they are native to mountainous regions of southern Europe and NW Asia. Plus, the "chicks" they produce can cascade over the side of the box making for a dynamic display.

RE: succulents in small window box

Sempervivums and various Sedums would do well and could be left out all winter.


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