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by rramsey on October 28, 2006 10:36 AM
I have 4 butterfly bushes that were purchased this summer. I have not had time to get them in the ground. Living in southern Michigan, is it too late to plant them? If so, is there any way that I can preserve them to plant next year?
by johnCT on October 28, 2006 07:12 PM
Not too late. Better to plant them, then to leave them in containers, above ground over the winter.

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by Bestofour on October 28, 2006 11:44 PM
I'd plant them now too if the ground hasn't frozen. I don't think they'd overwinter well in pots.

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by digital flower on October 30, 2006 12:01 AM
It is better to plant them but if you have to hold them above ground I would put them in a sheltered location and mulch up to about 2 to 4 inches above the pots. They would have a good chance of making it especially if you have a lot of snow.

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