How to transplant perennialsDesign by Julie Krosley • Photos by In Churl Yo
Adapted from Native Plants Magazine Winter 2004 VOL. 21, NO. 2.
PREPARE a hole suitable for the plant you wish to transplant.
BE SURE the plant is moist but not soggy. If dry, water it and wait 1-5 hours depending on soil texture and drainage rate.
USE a shovel to slice the soil in a circle surrounding the plant. Cuts should be made no closer to the stem than the dripline of the plant.
GENTLY lift the rootball of the plant out of the ground with the shovel.
PLACE the plant into the pre-dug hole. Simultaneously add water and return soil to the hole.
CHECK that the stem of the plant is at the same soil level in the new location as it was in the original and adjust accordingly.