How much longer to plant this year/plant acclimation

monocot(z7 CA)September 17, 2005

We are new to a mountain area in SoCal; winter temps get into the teens (F). How long do we have to plant this year--can we keep going into the winter or should we stop at some interval before the first frost (~ end of Oct.). Of course, I am using cold-hardy plants. but they will come from nurseries at lower altitudes (= warmer climate).

Even genetically cold-hardy plants would, I assume, need to be acclimated to the greater cold they will experience here vs. where they were grown. Can we buy the lower-altitude plants and acclimate them up here before putting them in the ground? How long should we give them to adjust? Presumably we would have to provide shelter at first (especially if it's started freezing up here).

Thanks very much for any help.

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ljrmiller(z7 NV)

I plant truly cold-hardy plants (Zones 5 & 6) until about November--except not Hostas because they always heave out of the ground no matter how much I mulch them if I plant them in late Fall. Same with woody plants. I plant the hardy stuff until early November. Bulbs I plant until the end of the Thanksgiving weekend or the first heavy snowfall, whichever comes first.

Zone 7 plants, especially heat-lovers like Salvias, Agaves and Yuccas I save for spring planting. Roses prefer spring planting in my Zone 7, too.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2005 at 3:36PM
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