New Sword Ferns. Repot now or plant in the ground?
I stopped in at Target today and bought ten small sword ferns that were on sale for $3 apiece. They're planted in 5" round pots, are about 12-15" high and are very healthy looking. My plans are to plant them in the shady areas of my yard.
It is now almost August and I'm wondering if I should:
(1) repot in larger pots now and move to the ground in the fall or
(2) plant in the ground now or
(3) leave in their current containers and plant in the ground this fall (or spring)?
Thanks for your advice.