KC Gardens

Planting perennials now?


We moved into a house with prepared, mulched beds but almost no plantings. I saw your article about dividing iris. Is this also a good time to plant new iris? What about other perennials such as day lilies, hostas, Rose of Sharon, ornamental grasses and wildflowers? How late can we plant, and what else would you recommend? Thanks! - Susan -


  1. 8 months, 1 week ago

    Fall is an excellent time to plant many perennials and shrubs. I like to plant in early to mid-September as that allows time for the roots to develop before the winter conditions arrive.

    Be sure to water if it is a dry winter. Happy planting and enjoy your new garden.

    Dennis - Johnson County Extension

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