Perennial Collection 3
Spring Planting: we begin shipping in late April through May beginning with the warmest hardiness zones, so you receive your products at the proper time for planting.
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Planting Perennial Roots: It is a good idea to soak any bare-root perennials in water for a few hours, but not more then a day, before planting. Add organic matter to the area and provide good drainage unless the plant variety enjoys wet roots. Unless otherwise specified, bare-root perennials are usually planted with the crown (where the shoots meet the roots) an inch below the soil surface. Firm soil gently to eliminate air pockets and water in well.
Planting Sedum: Space 18" apart, with the crown (the point where the roots meet the shoots) just under the soil surface. Grow in fast draining soil in full sun. Drought tolerant. May tolerate light shade. Water sparingly. Grows 6"-24" tall.
Planting Crocosmia: Use crocosmia in large groups in the border wherever you need a splash of vivid colour in late summer. Plant the corms outdoors in spring, after danger of frost, in full sun to light shade, spacing them 4-5" apart, and cover with 3-6" of soil. Feed with a 5-10-5 fertilizer when shoots appear and again in midsummer. Apply a heavy winter mulch. Where crocosmia are hardy, dig the clumps up and divide the crowded corms every third spring. North of Zone 5, lift the corms, cut off the stems and store with the soil still clinging to them in a dry potting medium.
Planting Phlox: If roots appear dry it is helpful to soak them in warm water for a few hours to overnight before planting. Set the plants 12"-15" apart with growing tips 1" below soil surface. They need full sun and organically enriched soil and benefit greatly from monthly fertilizing. They will form sizable clumps which can be divided every 3 years.Cut off spent flowers to extend the bloom time. Water during dry periods. Taller varieties may need staking. Note: To prevent powdery mildew, provide good air circulation, keep plants healthy, and use wettable sulfur at the first sign of infection.