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Sep 12, 2017 4:08 PM CST
|I know Compass Plant has a tap root, but can it safely/easily be dug up and moved to another location? Any advice would be appreciated. Mine isn't thriving where it is - too much shade.
Sep 13, 2017 1:45 AM CST
|I've never grown them but their very size (up to 8' plus) would indicate a probable need for a significantly deep taproot. Moving plants with taproots is iffy, without all of it the plant could easily die. In the database entry it notes 'not for containers' which indicates to me the probability of a large root presence.
An Illinois prairie plant site says the tap root is up to 15 feet long.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
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