Q.Bare Root Perennials in Local Home Depot
While browsing in my local Home Depot this weekend, I noticed bare root perennials in boxes for sale. I was tempted to purchase lily-of-the-valley, day lilies, and ferns. I noticed that some of the plants had sprouted in the plastic bags. I live in southwest PA. The temperature was 22 degrees this morning, too cold to plant the sprouted plants. Could I purchase these plants, plant them indoors, and later transplant? I notice that my hostas, day lilies, and some other plants are just getting green. Are these plants worth purchasing?
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You can purchase them and either plant right away, if it's feasible, or store them. This article should help with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/bgen/how-to-store-bulbs-that-have-sprouted.htm