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Storing Perenials

Posted by jardinera75 (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 26, 10 at 13:44

Okay so like many of you I am also itching to get out there and start digging and cleaning but with this nasty weather I have to hold off - I am going to the Grower's Outlet - great place by the way in Loganville - to buy some Astilbes - where/how do I store these until it is time to plant? Thanks for your responses!

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RE: Storing Perenials

If you have a garage or unheated basement, that is plenty warm enough.

RE: Storing Perenials

and they'd be okay without the light of day?

RE: Storing Perenials

The one's they sell are hardy to USDA Zones 3-4 (-30 to -40F). I wouldn't be concerned about upper 20s. Place them in a sunny location, out of the wind and since the air is very dry (Humidity <20%), be sure to keep them watered, before and after you plant them. They must have moist soil until established and then are somewhat drought tolerant.
Astilbes are cold tolerant plants and can suffer during our long, hot summers. Best if planted in a shady location, in moisture retentive soil.

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