whne to transplant/ split perennials - Knowledgebase Question

Des Plaines, IL
Question by djmachdp
June 16, 2007
We have day lilies/daisies/cone flowers, and many other perennials that have overgrown and we want to split them and transplant elsewhere in the yard/ also grasses. When do we do this after they blossom in sprint/summer or the fall? thank you Kathy

Answer from NGA
June 16, 2007


In general the time to divide perennials is in very early spring just as they begin to grow, or in the fall about 8 to 10 weeks before the ground freezes. A few, such as grasses, should only be divided in the spring. And a few, such as peonies, should only be divided in the fall.

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