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How do I transition perennials to the outdoors if started from seed indoors? See details.

Zone Northern Illinois | Steveb added on February 5, 2019 | Answered

Hi BushDoctor, The species of perennials I have are Columbine (several varieties) and Gaillardia Goblin. Will these need acclimatization before planting outdoors? If so, how do I acclimate them to the outdoors? Please advise. Thank You, Steveb Well, it is best to acclimate plants to the outside world before planting, but this really depends on the species of plants. Many are hardy enough to be ok without acclimatization, but some are not. Still need more information to help you with your question? No problem! The species of perennials I have are Columbine (several varieties) and Gaillardia Goblin. Will these need acclimatization before planting outdoors? If so, how do I acclimate them to the outdoors? Please advise. Thank You, Steveb

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BushDoctor
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Answered on February 5, 2019

Both are quite hardy, and don't usually need any time to acclimate. If you feel that you want to do this just to be sure, then leaving them outside for a few hours at a time each day for a week will be plenty of time to acclimate. They won't need this, but it is always good practice anyway.

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