Move Black Eyed Susans to pot - Knowledgebase Question

Knoxville, Te
Question by jason73
June 17, 2010
I want to give some of my Black Eyed Susans to my parents so they can plant in their yard. How should I do this? Do I do it while they are about to bloom? Is this the time to dig out part of root and plant and place it in a pot? Thanks


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Answer from NGA
June 17, 2010

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Spring and fall are the best times to dig and divide your Black Eyed Susans but you can do it now if you're careful about watering. You may be able to take divisions without actually digging up your entire plant. Try removing just the outer edge of your clump by digging straight down with your shovel. As long as each division has both roots and stems attached, the divisions should be fine. The flowering may be delayed for a few weeks, but each division should establish itself and grow well for you. Prepare some potting soil before dividing your plant. Moisten the potting soil and have it ready, then place some in the bottom of the container, make your divisions, set in the container and fill around the roots with moistened potting soil. Make sure the division is sitting at the same soil level as it was in the ground. Water well after planting. Best wishes with your project!

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