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Planting bleeding hearts and lilly of the valley

I live in Birmingham, Alabama and bought some bleeding heart and lilly of the valley roots a few months ago. I have not planted them yet. I would like to know should I go ahead and plant them or wait unitil early next year to get them in the ground. Also, how do I need to store them during the winter season.

Submitted by shaymunir

Thanks for writing. If the roots are still firm, you should be able to plant them. But if it's been several months, there's a good chance the roots will have dried out if they weren't stored properly. If they feel all dried out, I'm afraid to say I'd put them on the compost pile and start over next year.

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