Bulbs and bareroots can certainly be planted in springtime, but experienced gardeners know that planting in fall typically results in a more thriving, healthy perennial. Why?
Firstly – With the ground still warm after summer, it’s easier for the perennial to settle into the soil and form strong roots.
Secondly – That warm ground means the soil will be easier to dig into ( who doesn’t want that job to be easier ) —much easier than the hard-packed dirt after winter.
Thirdly – Since the perennials have the whole winter to establish those strong root systems, they’ll be all set to do nothing but grow in spring (as opposed to planting in spring, when they’ll have to both form roots and grow).
When planning your garden make sure you read lots on growth habits of plants that you are installing or have one of our Plant Specialists team members help with choices.