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Thursday - September 22, 2005

From: Garland, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Transplants, Wildflowers
Title: Propagation of Gay Feather
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

Can I transplant the flower Gay Feather any time or should I wait until the plant dies this winter?

ANSWER:

You should wait till late fall or early spring after it has flowered to transplant it. You can also divide your plants then by cutting through the corm and separating them when you have dug up the clump.

 

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