How to Plant Loose Roots
Step 1 – Soak the root in a bucket of water for a few hours. This should be done even if they come in peat or moss. 2-3 hours should do it.
Step 2 – Hardy perennials can be planted into position in the garden, but if you wanted to wait till it’s established then that’s also fine. For this, you want to pick a pot that is the correct size for the root.
Step 3 – In the pot, fill it halfway with compost. Then put in your root. Some roots have a noticeable crown, so leave this exposed and cover the roots. For others, simply cover with compost. If the loose root is long and thin, like an Anemone, this should be planted length-ways.
Step 4 – Plant out into its final position in the garden in late spring or early summer once it has grown. Keep hydrated once in bloom!