Can Perennial Plants Survive in a Pot Planter That is Not in the Ground?

Many perennial plants perform well in containers. Match the container location to the plant's sunlight, water and space requirements. Perennials in pots face exposure to temperatures from all sides of the planter. Winterize container plants by burying the planter in the garden or mulching around the pot for insulation. Lack of soil insulation limits cold hardiness to at least one planting zone less than recommended on the growing label.

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S.F. Heron is an avid gardener with three years of experience in online writing and a working background in aviation and earth and ocean sciences. She is published on various sites, including Helium, eHow and Xomba. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from the University of Maryland.