how deep to plant bare root astilbe????
This is the first year I have purchased bare root plants in those eye-catching boxes at Sam's Club. I had great success with my peonies - all of them came up and are thriving!!! The hostas, menz-a-menz. Only about 1/5 of the plants have come.
My question is this.... I also purchased bare root "Amethyst" Astilbe. They came with plently of root and each of them had a small whitish "stem-like" looking thing coming out the other end. Sooooo, I assumed that I should plant the roots under ground and leave the white sprig of the plant sticking up out of the dirt. Now that I think about it??? Did I make a mistake? Should I have planted the entire thing deeper?
I can't really tell if they are growing or not. It has been very cloudy and rainy - not much sunshine.
Any insight you have would be appreciated. Thanks, Athena