Oregon State: Keeping Perennial Plants Alive in Winter

Oregon State’s Extension Service has released a guide on how to properly care for tender perennial plants throughout the winter. These include fuchsias, geraniums, and dahlias, which are often difficult to keep alive during winter months.

The tips and tricks include bringing your potted plants indoors for winter, but to adhere to each plant’s different living conditions. For geraniums, this means being stored in a sunlit room with 70 degree or below temperatures. Fuchsias, however, need to be kept in a 40 to 50 degree temperature with little sunlight. Dahlias best survive when their tubers are stored in dry, dim spots.

Oregon State’s guide is tailored to each plant to help ensure their survival year round.

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