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?
Fall planted perennials exploding in color all season !
With the ground still warm after summer, it’s easier for the perennial to settle into the soil and form strong roots.
Yarrow and phlox with a well developed root system will do better.
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.
Well established perennials are more robust and bloom a lot more.
Since the perennials have more time 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!
For luscious spring perennials next year – Call Plant Specialists TODAY !
Our Plant Garden Care Team can plant them for you now in the fall!
Don’t delay – the sooner the better !
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Article written by our Staff Horticulturist, Peter B Morris, BSc, MSc, MBA
All photographs used with permission from our own gardens !!!!!!