H foetidus: treatment after flowering? and about transplanting
my H foetidus Wester Flisk flowerd for the first time, planted in autumn 2008. It grew a really thick stem last year, almost 2 feet high which is flowering now. And it sprouts two new shoots close to the ground. It looks good, is healty and I like the look of the seed heads. Should I do anything special to keep it happy? So far I only grew orientale-hybrids. My soil is quite heavy and with lots of moisture so it got far bigger than wild ones on poor soil.
this is (hopefully, 2. attempt with photobucket) a picture of the plant
And I have got another H foetidus, a plain seedling, 3 years old, which I planted in an awkward spot. It grew well last year and has flower buds now. And it is crowding a good H. orientale-hybr behind it. So Im pondering now whether to
move the foetidus,
move the orientale (not sure whether the new spot is not to dry) or
shovel prune the foetidus somewhen later.
If transplanting I thought now, after flowering, would be good, cutting of flower heads. Or do you prefer another time of the year?
I`d appreciate your suggestions, thanks a lot,