What is the best time of the year to transplant the following perennials?
1) cone flowers (purple)
2) Black eyed Susan\
4) Russian Sage
8) Rose of Sharon
I'm in Cincinnati, and as far as I can tell, the entire area is zone 6
except for the area around I275 near the Indiana border. If you are close
to the river like in Anderson Township, then you might be zone 6b. I
transplant divide and transplant everything in the spring. I usually do
this between March 31st and April 15th. I find that the fall is too hot and
dry unless you wait until mid October. I have too much other stuff going on
then like removing dead annuals and lifting and packaging rhizomes for the
winter. The exception might be the daffodils. You would probably want to
move them in the fall.
In our area, the best time to transplant is in very early
spring or in fall. I like to move stuff in October when the
weather starts cooling down. Be sure that your plants get
plenty of water after they are moved. You know how dry it
can be in the fall around here.
I'm in zone 5. I've transplanted black eyed susan, sage and rose of
sharon any time from spring to late fall, and they all survived well.
I've cut up a big hosta to more than 10 pieces in the middle of summer
when they're blooming. They all survived. Last week, I divided a few
of them again.
they've set a few flowers and the cones have ripened the seeds. Then
deadhead the flower so you can distribute the seeds around the spot, and
lift the plants.
were blooming, clumps intact (soil around the roots, no bare roots) and
they've bloomed themselves and then returned for me the next year.
lift the bulbs and either seperate them or plant the whole clump somewhere
else. I've done this many many times.
summer or early fall.
to decrease the stress of the roots taking in nutrients. I've moved them in
full flower, had them drop every leaf, and Squire has told me to leave it
alone and sure enough, come September, there were little new leaves on the
branches and the bush bloomed the next year when it was supposed to.
after flowering if it's a nonrepeating one and move in early summer or fall.
madgardener up on the ridge, back in Fairy Holler overlooking English
Mountain in Eastern Tennessee zone 7, Sunset zone 36
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