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Name: Tina
Greenup, Ky (Zone 6b)
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beenthere
Mar 31, 2017 7:27 AM CST
Looks like these survived our 6B not a winter! I pruned down to 1x1 ft approx. yesterday, and hope that was not to much? My question is when should they start to leaf out, assuming I haven't killed them? Thank you,Tina
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Mar 31, 2017 10:42 AM CST
Hi Tina!

Soil temperature is the key ... the test I use for knowing when the ground is warm enough is to walk barefoot on it. If after ten minutes my feet are cold I know it's time to plant!
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Name: Tina
Greenup, Ky (Zone 6b)
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beenthere
Mar 31, 2017 11:54 AM CST
Thank you, but these are already in the ground. They overwintered in the ground. No planting involved. When do yours leaf out in zone 8a?
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Mar 31, 2017 11:57 AM CST
As I said, as soon as you can walk in your yard without your feet getting cold, the ground is warm enough for perennials to start coming up.
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Name: Tina
Greenup, Ky (Zone 6b)
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beenthere
Mar 31, 2017 12:08 PM CST
Well, in my experience they are all different. My Shasta Becky remained evergreen as well as some of the honeysuckle. Also the Echinops I planted in Sept did not go dormant. I have Hostas and Daylilies that are 4 to six inches tall already. The Kniphofia stayed green. This is my first spring with Salvia Heatwave Glimmer and thought if it did not leaf out by a reasonable time , which I was trying to find out, that I would plant something else and not have two large empty spaces in the front border. And I don't go barefoot, ever. Lol. Tina
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
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Xeramtheum
Mar 31, 2017 1:26 PM CST
In your zone I'd wait until mid May before I planted. Or, if you know where they are, dig around and see if you see roots.
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