St Brigid Anemones

lam702April 21, 2012

I went shopping today and saw a sale on summer bulbs. The beautiful photos of the St Brigid anemones were just too much for me, even though I know they aren't winter hardy here in Zone 5 NY I just couldn't resist. Can I plant them outdoors now? I'd like to put them into the garden instead of pots. May 15 is the last frost free date here, but the frost is out of the ground. If I plant them now, would a frost kill them, or would they be OK? I have enough potted plants, I'd like to try these in the garden instead. Also, can I dig them up and store them like glads? Do they die back after blooming? They are so beautiful I just have to give them a try, so any information you can give me would be appreciated.

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Nancy zone 6

You should be able to plant them now, they are up to zone 6 hardy. They might overwinter in your zone if you mulch them, maybe plant them closer to your house where they will have more protection. I grow several things that overwinter here unless we have an exceptionally cold year. My zone has been upgraded to a zone 7, but I can overwinter zone 8 plants in certain areas in my garden.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2012 at 10:46AM
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shpnquen(z5, IN)

I planted some last fall and they made it through our zone 5 winter with heavy oak leaf mulching and they came up this year. It was a milder winter, but we did dip down into the 20's a few times over the winter.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2012 at 9:09PM
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