Spot too wet for Lady's slipper?
Two years ago, I transplanted a yellow lady's slipper from a clump on one spot on my property to another near my pond. The soil is quite moist in the spring and I thought it would thrive. However, last spring and again this spring, when the plant is about 6" tall, the stem has been damaged by a slug or ? about an inch above the soil and the plant has keeled over before getting very big or blooming. My concern is that the plant is being weakened by the energy of putting up the stem but not growing very long. Should I dig it up now and move it to a drier spot? Wait for another year and protect it? Will it send up a new growing shoot at this point or is it a once-a-year thing?