When to Move Perennials - Knowledgebase Question

attleboro, MA
Question by spellerin
August 11, 1998
Is it okay to move perennials in August or September? Before or after bloom?


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Answer from NGA
August 11, 1998

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In general, late summer is a great time to transplant perennials, because they have plenty of time still to grow a healthy root system to take them through the winter. If you transplant before bloom, cut back any blossom stalks that do appear so the plant will put more energy into root development. Enjoy!

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