Bulb Care
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Planting summer perennials in fall?

Zone 30028 | Mattfranklin.rose added on November 26, 2015 | Answered

I know it's definitely not an optimal time to plant summer perennials in fall. But I'm afraid my bulbs just won't make it out of soil much longer. I live in zone 7 and I mostly have gladiolus and Liatris sitting around. I know both glads and Liatris can overwinter where I live, but I haven't planted them yet and was wondering if I should?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on November 28, 2015

I would go ahead and plant the Liatris bulbs, but store the Gladiola corms until spring.
Here are some links to help you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/gladiola/storing-gladiola-corms.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/liatris/liatris-blazing-star.htm

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