planting this late...
Found some great buys on butterfly weed recently. Plants are healthy and were just beginning to bloom at the nursery. I'm not interested in getting a lot of blooms during the remainder of the summer. My interest lies in the plants getting a good start in developing strong and healthy roots once they're in the ground.
Given the lateness of the season, should I hold off on fertilizing?
Also, I've heard/read that cutting the blooms and foliage back by about a third when transplanting is beneficial to the plant when planting this late in the season. True?