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transplanting Annabelle

Posted by lalala 6 (metro Boston) (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 31, 09 at 13:37

Hi all,
I planted an Annabelle this spring, and am not happy with the site (I have a big hosta nearby that's blooming at the same time, and they don't look good together). I'd like to move it this fall. Is that an OK idea, or will it be too hard on Annabelle, since it's still young? It was in a 3-gallon pot when I bought it and has adjusted well and bloomed nicely this summer. Any tips on when and how to move it, other than just getting a nice-sized rootball?

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RE: transplanting Annabelle

  • Posted by mxk3 z5b/6 MI (My Page) on
    Sun, Aug 2, 09 at 10:34

It's actually fine to move it, it will pop right out of the soil, since the roots probably didn't venture out into the surrounding soil yet - much less of a shock than moving an established bush. The rootball is going to be pretty much the same size as when you planted it.

Just keep it well watered, and it should be fine. Very tough plant, it will bounce right back next spring. :0)

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