Plant Me Now – Perennial Starter Plants

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This is my second review for Plant Me Now.  This time I was sent perennial starter plants of Digitalis Dalmation Cream and jumbo starter plants of Hosta Brim Cup and Monarda Cambridge Scarlet.

Plant Me Now overwinter their young perennials so that the plants have a strong root system and should flower in the first year of planting.  The jumbo starter plants are larger and intended for quicker results.  The catalogue states that they can be in flower in as little as six weeks although I suspect this year it won’t be the case due to the low temperatures.

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The plants arrived well packaged again.  Jumbo starter plants were in individual pots encased in a plastic protection.  The perennial starter plants were bare rooted but it was clear that they had strong root systems and again they were encased in plastic protection.  All the plants were in good condition, of similar size and looked strong and healthy and the compost was moist.  I think that given the average price per plant is £2 the plants are a fair size.

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I have potted up the digitalis and all the plants are hiding in the greenhouse waiting for the weather to warm up a little.  I am sure however that they would be fine in a cold frame or garage until the ground warms up enough to plant them out.

The plants are reasonably priced for starter plants of perennials which will give pleasure for years to come.  You can buy 5 of the starter plants for £10 or 5 of the jumbo starter plants for £15.

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As well as perennials Plant Me Now offer a good range of bedding plants and annuals.  The annual starter plants I posted about last month are growing on well in the frost-free greenhouse and I will give an up date in my next review post.

I have to declare that I am paid by Plant Me Now to review their plants but I can honestly say that I have only found positive things to say about the plants.  I did advise Plant Me Now that I would be honest in my reviews and would raise any issues with them but so far I haven’t had to do this.

 

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18 Comments Add yours

  1. I planted digitalis the first year we moved in to our current home. I loved it, but soon realized in my climate it readily reseeds. They are beautiful in the garden so I have added some of the newer varieties that are quite stunning. I am looking forward to seeing yours when they bloom.

  2. Jane Scunthorpe says:

    Digitalis Dalmation Cream is a lovely colour when in flower, it would look fantastic as the light is fading in the early evening. I bet it would really glow.

  3. Christina says:

    In Italy the only starter plants are VEGETABLES! Which are always good value at around €1 for 6 plants, but this is not by post. I’m sure that if these plants were available here I would buy them, although here they would need ot be available to buy in autumn rather than spring. Chrisitna

    1. Helen Johnstone says:

      Hi Christina
      Sorry you cant get online plants in Italy. I think I would prefer a drier Autumn so I could do more planting then to free up some time for seeds in the spring

  4. I’ve read your post with interest, and the previous one about the company Plant Me know, I had a poke about the site and ended up placing an order. 🙂
    I’ll let you know if and when the plants arrive and what I thought of them…. in-fact, there may be a blog. 🙂

  5. Ok, I spelt the name wrong..
    Keep thinking its called Plant Meow…..

    1. Helen Johnstone says:

      Hi CG
      PlantMeow sounds like an interesting company! Hope your plants are good

  6. Holleygarden says:

    Those are some nice roots! I am trying a digitalis this year for the first time. I don’t think it does well in our weather, but I just couldn’t resist!

    1. Helen Johnstone says:

      Hi Holley
      If you can provide some shade they should do OK. There are lots of types of digitalis, there might be some perennial ones which might suit your conditions better.

  7. Rob says:

    They look good. Some nicer weather for planting would be lovely!

    1. Helen Johnstone says:

      Hi Rob
      The sun shone for a few hours this morning which cheered me up

  8. Cathy says:

    I’m sure you would rather they arrived in slightly warmer weather, Helen, but at least you can do the necessaries with them in the greenhouse – have you got any heat in there? They look very healthy and your photos really do them justice.

    1. Helen Johnstone says:

      Hi Cathy
      The greenhouse is frost free so ideal for the perennials.

  9. Good review. They look like good quality plants.

    1. Helen Johnstone says:

      Hi Jason
      Yes I am pleased with the quality, look good and robust

  10. I do a lot of online ordering and am impressed by the look of these plants especially those healthy root systems.

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