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Growing Guide: How to Grow Bare-Root Perennials

Growing Guide: How to Grow Bare-Root Perennials

Bare-Root Perennials Planting Guide

Hardy perennials come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Choose the right spot for your perennials and they will return bigger and stronger each year! Hardy perennials are easy to grow. Overall, the ideal planting position is in full sun or partial sun with free-draining soil.

How to Plant:

  • Soak the roots in water for 3-6 hours before planting
  • Start by planting your bare roots into temporary pots. Use a multi-purpose compost in the spring and grow in a sheltered spot outside.
  • Make sure you choose a pot which can comfortably fit the bare roots.
  • The crown should be just below the soil surface level with any upper growth exposed.
  • Once there is full growth, plant into permanent containers or borders in late spring or early summer.
  • Find a position with sun or partial sun depending on the variety.

Planting Bare Roots

How to Care:

  • Water in the evenings during the hot, summer months.
  • Deadhead when necessary.
  • Tall perennials can benefit from staking, especially in an exposed location.
  • Cut the stems right down in the fall for new stems the following spring!

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