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Chrysanthemums bring color to the autumnal garden and lift your spirits when the days are getting shorter and grayer again. However, the perennials, originally from East Asia, are not always hardy. Specimens cultivated in tubs in particular need protection in winter.Some chrysanthemum varieties are hardy and can be overwintered outside in a bucket
Overwinter potted chrysanthemums properly
Basically, you have two options for bringing potted chrysanthemums through the winter. If it is a hardy variety, the pot can stay outside - provided it is large enough, because small plant containers freeze through too quickly - and is wrapped in a jute sack (€10.99) or fleece. On the other hand, cut off the faded plant to just above the ground, it will sprout again in the spring. Cover the substrate and root area with a thick layer of leaves and brushwood. A styrofoam plate (35.50€) belongs under the bucket to keep out the cold radiating from the ground. On the other hand, chrysanthemums that are not hardy (or only hardy) should be kept indoors under cold house conditions (i.e. bright and frost-free, but cool).
tips and tricks
Even in winter, chrysanthemums should definitely be kept moist!