Appropriate Planting Times - Knowledgebase Question

Edinboro, PA
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Question by kyenny5
March 21, 2000
Recently I had received an order of bare root plants from another company with no instructions on when to plant in the spring. I have ordered multiple shipments from you and am impressed, so I beg of you for some info. I have hardy salvia, liatris, balloon flowers, and red hot poker. It is now March 23 and I live in zone 5. When should they go in the ground and how should I keep them until I can plant?

Answer from NGA
March 21, 2000
Bare root perennials should be planted immediately so they can wake up naturally with the season. If they have already started to leaf out due to being held in a warm location, then you may want to pot them up so that you can protect them until the weather settles a bit and nights are reliably above freezing. If you do this, be sure to set them outside in a sheltered spot during the day so they can become accustomed to the sunshine and outdoor conditions.

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