Transplanting Bulbs - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by wstromme
August 24, 1998
Is it to early to start digging and transplanting lilies and other bulbs to new locations?


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Answer from NGA
August 24, 1998

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Lilies never really stop growing, so you can move them virtually anytime. Wait until they're finished blooming, then carefully dig, divide if necessary, and replant. Set smaller bulbs 3-4 inches deep and larger bulbs 4-6 inches deep. Water well and mulch area with 2-3 inches of organic matter. Most other bulbs can be dug after the foliage has died down, usually in the fall months, and transplanted to new locations.

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