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Can I transplant in November?

Posted by Indiana.Matt 6a Indiana (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 19, 12 at 21:36

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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RE: Can I transplant in November?

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

RE: Can I transplant in November?

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

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