Transplanting Perennials - Knowledgebase Question

Chula Vista, Ca
Question by craigbouras
May 1, 2009
Now that spring is here and I see where all my perennials are growing from. I've decided I want to move some of them from where they are now to another location. I'm speaking of Canna Lilies, Daffodils, Easter Lilies and a couple other flowering bulbs.

Answer from NGA
May 1, 2009


If your bulbs are already sprouting that means their roots are fairly deep into the soil. You will take a chance by digging them now, especially if you damage the roots. They may not flower for you this year. Instead, why not place plant labels in the ground next to the plants so that this winter, after they have died down, you can find them and transplant them? It would be best for the bulbs to do it this way.

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