Plant Me Now – Perennial Starter Plants
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.
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.
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.
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.