moving a plant - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by sshipp3571
May 30, 2010
don't know the name of this prennial but is similiar to a blackeyed susan in terms of root structure and leaf has rough surface; it produces light purple flowers all summer long. I moved it and remains wilted and lifeless. What went wrong

Answer from NGA
May 30, 2010


It isn't unusual for transplanted perennials to go through a stressful period until they re-establish their root systems. Your plant will probably look puny for 2-3 weeks but it will recover and will perk up. When you see new growth you can prune away any dead or damaged plant parts. Until that time just water it deeply every 3-4 days and give it a few weeks to settle into its new home.

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