Sunday, April 12, 2009

Can james mcfarlane lilac be grown indoors?

Can I bring my potted lilac indoors for the winter? Will it continue to live?

Can james mcfarlane lilac be grown indoors?
It will for a year--maybe two tops but you have to get it in the ground. Lilacs are not good houseplants. Put it in a bright window but not in direct sun. Water when the top inch of soil is dry. And you can put some liquid fert like Miracle Grow on it once a month. Also keep it out of cold drafts.
Reply:Why do you have it still potted? Lilac is a hardy exfoliating perenial that needs a lot of root growth area to make the full grown bush, it benefits from lots of rich compost and heavy winter mulching. In a pot, it bonzias and stays small till it eventually dies..


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