A bare root plant is a non potted specimen which is sent with it's roots in compost, wrapped in a polythene bag. The plant is of a size reflecting the equivelant pot size that the plant is charged at.
Plants with a small root system or that are generally slower to put on growth than other varieties prefer this smaller pot. Alternatively, we sometimes put fast growing/vigorous plants in this pot size knowing that they will put on sufficient growth to make an impact in their first year and get better the following year. Ideal for those who don’t need to be guaranteed instant impact on planting and want a price to reflect the reward of their patience.
A good size root system and plant which is generally a few weeks growth behind it’s 2 litre relative. A slightly cheaper alternative which when dealing in large numbers can save money, yet still large enough to give an impact.
Ideal for those wanting an instant impression/impact. A larger pot size offering a large root system and larger foliage clump. Popular for those who want it now!
Generally peonies, deep rooted plants or plants that grow to a considerable height or width. The pot allows the plant to put on sufficient growth to ensure a fine specimen prior to planting in your garden.
All plants sent out during winter or dormancy periods are checked for good, healthy, roots and in most cases the plant shows little or no top growth. The pot size generally reflects the amount of fresh growth that will appear in the spring. If you have not bought perennial plants at this time of the year before, please remember that you are buying a good root system and the promise of a good plant emerging in the spring. If you feel the plant hasn’t fulfilled the promise in the spring please write/email us and let us know.