Can I plant warm season grasses now or overwinter in pots to plant in spring?
I've bought some warm season ornamental grasses and only now discover that they should ideally be planted in spring! Can anyone advise on whether I could put them in the ground now (I'm gardening on free draining sandy soil in a sheltered spot in East Anglia) or would it be safer to pot them on and overwinter in a protected spot for spring planting?
The grasses in question are Panicum virgatum (Shenandoah), Pennisetum alop. Hameln, Calamagrostis brachytricha (not entirely sure if this is warm season) and Miscanthus Morning Light.
Any advice much appreciated, I really don't want to lose these plants, even if they were a bargain in the sales ... !