Planting Bleeding Heart in Fall - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by rande50040
October 8, 1998
Is it too late to plant Bleeding Hearts and Astilbe on the eastern end of Long Island? (mid Oct.)

Answer from NGA
October 8, 1998
It's a bit late but you can still plant until the ground freezes. Use a nice layer of mulch and water them in well. However, be sure to check them for frost heaving this winter, especially if they are small plants. (If they do heave, don't panic, just smush them back into the soil as best you can.)

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