Moving Casa Blanca

susanlynne48(OKC7a)October 23, 2005

Hi, everyone. I have several asiatics, orientals, formosanum, cardiocrinum, that I grow, but when I first began growing several years ago, I made a boo boo and planted a Casa Blanca in the front garden, which has since grown up around it. I really need to move it to a more "prominent" location where it will get more sun, and I can actually "see" it. I always smell it. The fragrance is undeniably sweet.

Now it's fall and everything is dying back around it, and I wondered if now would be a good time to dig it up. I'm afraid if I wait until spring, I won't have the stalk to remind me of the location.

Susan

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pardalinum(z8 PNW)

Just dig down around it and lift the whole thing with the soil around the roots and poke it back in where you want it. Give it a drink to encourage the roots into the new soil. Not much different from moving any perennial in the fall. Just be careful you don't slice into the bulb. I just hate the sound of that "crunch"!

    Bookmark   October 23, 2005 at 3:19PM
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susanlynne48(OKC7a)

Okay, will make the attempt. I have always heard that you should dig at least 8-12" away from the stem because the bulb may not be directly under the stem?? Is this sound advice?

Susan

    Bookmark   October 23, 2005 at 6:43PM
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pardalinum(z8 PNW)

Yes, dig a little ways out from the stem. If the stem accidently breaks off, don't worry. Just go ahead and replant the bulb and mark where it is.

    Bookmark   October 23, 2005 at 7:47PM
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mysticmoon(z9.So.Cali)

Oh this well be great cause you can give the new spot lots of new soil with new nutrients for a great bloom next year. I would think Vitamine B1 would also be a good idea.
Good luck I hope it goes well for you

    Bookmark   October 24, 2005 at 1:15AM
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susanlynne48(OKC7a)

Thanks, Mysticmoon. B1 - is that a Schultz product? Seems I've heard of it, but it's been awhile ago.

Susan

    Bookmark   October 24, 2005 at 8:48PM
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