Autumn planting gives perennials a period of rest to develop their root system while the soil is still warm and before the ground freezes. When it comes to a plant's health, it's all about the roots.
Then, winter provides a nice time of rest before spring coaxes them back to life, ready for a new season of growth and flower.
Another benefit of autumn planting is the cool, rainy days, which offer free water for your newly planted beauties. Even though the tops of the herbaceous plants are getting ready to go to sleep, the roots are able to get set up to help them through the winter and the plants will come up in spring, in a blaze of glory.
Make sure you make the most of our perennial plant sale this autumn, whilst stocks last.