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Old 10-12-2008, 06:07 PM
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Hello: I have a large strawberry jar with many hens and chicks. Could someone tell me how to over winter it?
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Old 10-12-2008, 06:18 PM
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Are they planted in the jar or waiting to be planted? If they are waiting to go in the ground I am pretty sure they are cold hardy and dont have to be taken in. I am in Wisconsin and mine do great over winter justa growing in the ground!!
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Old 10-12-2008, 06:33 PM
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I'm in zone 6 and ours do fine outside in the ground. I think they're pretty hardy. I'm sure someone here has some great info for you and welcome to the site.
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Old 10-12-2008, 06:45 PM
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Happen to have Hens & Chicks too and love them as its a winter hardy plant.
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Old 10-12-2008, 07:05 PM
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I AM ZONE 5 OR 6. Depends who your talking to.

I have some in a strawberry jar, I just put them under the porch ,no heat. Just in case it might crack......

I have a whole slew out around the chimney and they grow like flys.No freezing.

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Old 10-13-2008, 12:40 PM
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Mine stay outside all winter as well. I'm in zone 8. This variety turns a deep burgandy as the weather gets cooler! Quite beautiful!


Several times a year I pull some chicks out and give to friends and fellow gardeners.
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Old 10-13-2008, 12:43 PM
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Cool


awesome ............

You got it right.
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Old 10-13-2008, 12:57 PM
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I really like the idea of putting the hen and chicks in a strawberry jar!!! I normally put annuals in my strawberry jar in the summer and pansies in it during the winter . . .but I'm thinking these H&C will do just great in the jars . .and probably not take as much watering????
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Old 10-13-2008, 12:58 PM
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zone 5 - Mine are planted in the ground outside and they overwinter themselves just fine As far as I understand, they need a cold period in order to survive....anyone know if that is true?
ImaTucker, I have some of that same variety too ... love those!
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:03 PM
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I'm sure if yours do fine outside during the winter in Zone 5, they must be hardy everywhere!

And, beautifulbay, isn't this variety just beautiful during the winter????
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I have them and they do great in the winter ,Ive never looked at them to see what color they turn in the winter!I may need to get my coat on and go check them out.I have mine in a old mailbox with the flag up.I like yard junk .
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Old 11-28-2008, 06:43 AM
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a mailbox full of hens and chicks, that sounds neat, do you have a picture to show us?
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Old 11-28-2008, 07:40 AM
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ha ha ha

cool one for sure.........Mailbox............
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Old 11-28-2008, 10:14 AM
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oo, I forgot about this thread....
I love hens and chicks....and some people have the coolest ideas on planting them, I've been wanting to do something creative with mine.

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And, beautifulbay, isn't this variety just beautiful during the winter????
gosh I'm late, but YES they are!

I have the fuzzy kind too....I love those!
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Old 11-28-2008, 11:25 AM
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No pictures but I need to learn how to do this on the computer.Im just learning things on the comp. and next its pictures.Im a greenie.
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