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Black-eyed Susan is a perennial climber native to Africa that is not hardy. With us, it is usually only grown once a year because overwintering is a bit time-consuming. If you have enough space, you can definitely try to overwinter the plant.

Black-eyed Susanne doesn't tolerate a bit of frost

Bring it home in the fall

As soon as the temperature outside drops below eight degrees, it's time to bring black-eyed Susan indoors.

Preparation for wintering

Cut the plant back to 50 centimeters. You can use the cut off green shoots as cuttings for propagation.

Check the plant for diseases and pests and cut off all yellow and dead leaves.

Care during the winter

The ideal hibernation temperature is ten degrees Celsius. Avoid strong temperature fluctuations.

Black-eyed Susan needs little care during the winter:

  • Water sparingly
  • Never let it dry out completely
  • Don't fertilize
  • Check regularly for pests

You can recognize a pest infestation when the leaves droop or turn yellow. If the infestation is severe, it's best to get rid of the vine before the pests spread to all the other plants in the house.

Do not plant out before the end of May

The black-eyed Susans are only allowed to go outside again when no more night frosts are to be expected. This is usually the case after the ice saints at the end of May.

tips and tricks

Set the black-eyed Susanne lighter and a little warmer as early as February. By preferring, the flowers develop earlier. On warm days with more than eight degrees, you can put the climbing plant outside for a few hours.

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