Can I transplant in November?

Matthew Condon - Indiana.Matt - IN, Zone 5/6(Indiana Zone 5/6)October 19, 2012

I need to transplant my peonies. I work at an apple orchard and have not had the time to move them this month (Oct) due to long hours at work. Can I move them in November? Could I wait until early spring? I don't need to divide them, just move them. I plan on keeping the clumps intact so I don't disturb them too much.




Trafalgar, Indiana

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If you can dig in your soil, you can transplant in November. If you have an early freeze you may not be able to. I would cover the plants and the area you are going to move them, with a heavy cover of leaves, NOW, to be sure you will be able to dig later. Al

    Bookmark   October 23, 2012 at 9:09AM
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Hi Matthew
Better to transplant now, peonies don't like to be moved in the spring. I transplant 'till the end on Oct. and have had good success. You're in a warmer zone, so should be fine. Just don't plant them too deep, that's usually the reason for no blooms the 1st couple of years.
Good luck

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 4:20PM
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