Transplanting in October in Zone 6
Hello, I just bought five (1.5 gallon) lavender plants from HomeDepot. It is October 10, so they were marked 50% percent off and I couldn’t help myself. I live in Zone 6 and the Lavender (unknown type) is rated for -20F. My question is should I plant them now in October or will it not give them enough time to establish themselves and survive the winter. I have been reading online about winterizing perennials and some say you can just bury the pot and replant in the spring. Others advice to store them in a garage or basement. Thank you everyone in advance for their help, it’s greatly appreciated.
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The best time to plant would be in early spring. I'm afraid that they will not have enough time to become established at this time. Here is an article on their care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/lavender/lavender-in-the-garden-information-and-growing-lavender-tips.htm