How deep to plant bare root white bleeding heart?
At a Flower and Garden show 2 days ago I bought some bare root white Bleeding Hearts. They look very fresh to me, not dry at all, and have shoots about 2 inches high. With the extremely warm weather we have been having, I think I need to get these in the ground as soon as possible. (Tell me if I have this wrong). I have not grown these before, and do not know how deep to plant them. The roots are quite long: like 6 inches. Should they go straight down? Or sideways, like having the roots parallel to the ground surface?
What conditions do they like? I have tried growing seedlings several times, but they never survived. I am hoping have these big fresh roots will make a difference. I have shade, but most of it is rooty shade under ash trees, therefore tends to be drier. Hostas and astilbe live there, though. Can they handle that, or do they need shade that does not have tree roots? Thanks!