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Mar 31, 2010 4:37 PM CST
|Hello! I work for a landscaping co. and am always taking in stray plants... yesterday, I dug up a pretty good clump of Sweet Autumn (it is NOT a weed here!) |
Anyway, I live in zone 5, and we have only just turned the corner and FINALLY have some spring weather. However, our last average frost date is May 15th (ish) So, I am looking for advice or opinions on what I should do. Is it too early to plant it?
It has green foliage about 3 1/2 feet long already (it was buried under some old, dead foliage from last season. Thanks.....
Apr 3, 2010 7:47 AM CST
|Well... common advice says to plant clems 6 weeks before first freeze. Though you are waiting for last freeze, I would think the advice would still hold. I think it would be best to pot up your new plant and keep it protected, but in sunlight, until the risk of freeze is over. |
"Grow where you are planted." - My gpa
Apr 3, 2010 8:36 PM CST
|Thank you! I do have it in a big pot now. It's sharing quarters with a Mum that also got displaced... I have been keeping it the garage at night and dragging it out days. But you have given me the go ahead to put it out on the south side of my brick house to await warmer days. I really want it to take off this spring because we're trying to fill about 40 feet of fence to help screen it. Already have two established. Now I must go to work and search for more volunteers|