planting perennials - Knowledgebase Question

schaumburg, Il
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Question by mgarcha12
July 22, 2010
should i wait to plant perennial(coral bells, wintercreeper,bee balm)which i already bought, temp. next 2 days is going to be in 90's

Answer from NGA
July 22, 2010
I'd go ahead and plant your perennials. They'll do better in the ground than they will in containers during the hot weather. If at all possible, provide some afternoon shade from the hot sunshine for about a week after transplanting them. They will be a little stressed when you plant them, no matter how careful you are, so expect to see some wilting until they establish their root systems. Providing temporary shelter from afternoon sun will give them the opportunity to re-establish their roots without having to deal with the drying effects of the summer sun. Best wishes with your new plants!

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