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Q.Late Columbine Planting

Zone 06512 | Anonymous added on August 20, 2023 | Answered

I’m in Connecticut (zone 7 I think) and got a bare root Columbine plant Last month (July). I planted it in the garden but it looks so sickly that I just took it out and put it in a pot hoping to give it a good start for next spring. Was this a smart move? What else can I do to preserve that plant for next spring’s garden? Thank you

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Answered on August 22, 2023

Usually bare root plants are only shipped in spring and fall. The roots may have overheated during transit. Are you planning to bring the pot inside for the winter? I would if the plant still looks sickly. If it perks up before a frost, you could leave it in a protected area outside or in the garage. Water sparingly if you bring it inside for the winter.


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