transplanting butterfly bush, lantana and coreopsis

bev1065(7)November 28, 2008

I am re-working a border and need to transplant a butterfly bush, some lantana and coreopsis. Will the bush transplant ok? and should I do it now or wait til spring?

Thanks

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tsmith2579(7B)

I would wait until early Spring when the threat of a hard freeze is past. If you move them now, the disturbed roots may not re-establish before a hard freeze kills them.

    Bookmark   November 28, 2008 at 11:12PM
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mikeandbarb(z8 D/FW)

This late in the season I would wait. A word of caution on the Lantana depending on the type of Lantana it is but some have a very long tap root so be careful to get the whole root. If you have seeds on the coreopsis you can place them in a pot outside covering with just a sprinkle of potting soil. I did this last year and I had lots of coreopsis come spring time.

Barb

    Bookmark   November 30, 2008 at 3:29PM
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bev1065(7)

Thanks for the help.

    Bookmark   December 1, 2008 at 7:28PM
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