moving perennials in early July - Knowledgebase Question

Turtle Creek, Pe
Question by lrl800
June 30, 2010
Is it ok to move perennials mid-summer, particularly a large butterfly bush, now?

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010


Moving plants in July isn't the best time, but it can be done. Prune your shrub down prior to digging and replant at the same soil level as it was growing before. Be sure to deeply soak the soil once a week. Expect some wilting until it re-establishes its root system. Good luck with the move.

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