Moving prairie gentian

rejeanne1297May 4, 2013

My prairie gentian is very mature (at least ten years old) and now it needs to be moved. It's overgrown with periwinkle, which is very much a weed in my garden.

I've lifted it, but I can't seem to remove the periwinkle, which has rooted between and among the gentian's stems.

I've thought of washing all the soil off the root ball to make removal easier, but I'm worried this may give the plant too much of a shock.

I may be able to divide it, but I don't know whether prairie gentian would survive it.

Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

well before u move any plant, you'd need to give it a good drink first. you should have a large root ball. then use a chop stick & scissors to gently pry and cut loose those periwinkle. place immediately in it's new location. Do all these early in morning or late afternoon when the sun isn't too strong.

according to some information I have found, gentians can be divided.


    Bookmark   May 21, 2013 at 11:40PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Help Me Please Identify Unknown Plant
Hi, there is an unknown plant growing in my garden....
Online irrigation stores?
I've posted a similar message on the irrigation forum....
Sherwood Botsford
hardy annuals
hey all i live on vancouver island, just wondering...
Best Nurseries to order from?
This is a dangerous time of year...still snow everywhere...
Wish there was a local plant coop plant/seed group near
What I mean is a group that could pool cash togther...
Sponsored Products
Elevated Garden
$449.00 | FRONTGATE
Faux Slate and Iron Leaf Medallion Wall Fountain
Lamps Plus
Outdoor Ceiling Fans and Light: Minka-Aire Concept 52 in. Pewter Indoor/Outdoor
Home Depot
White Happy Dog Acrylic Desk Lamp
Antenna Pendant by Forestier
$641.71 | Lumens
Hampton Bay Ceiling Fans Valle Paraiso 52 in. Brushed Nickel Ceiling Fan 14035
Home Depot
Cerno | Arca LED Linear Pendant
Big Apple Splash Art Print
$21.99 | Dot & Bo
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™