transplanting flowers

Asked July 13, 2015, 8:51 AM EDT

when can I transplant daisies, cone flowers, black-eyed susans & Russian sage-I want to move these from the back yard (east side of house) to front yard (west side of house), these flowers will move to a xeriscape area

Larimer County Colorado flowers: annuals and herbaceous perennials

1 Response

Hello,

You can do this after the plants have flowered this summer. Fall is a good time to transplant these perennials, after hot weather has passed (think late August into September). You can reduce the height on the perennials by about half and following transplanting, make sure to water well and mulch prior to the onset of cold winter weather. Our soils stay warm in the fall through October and it's important do this early enough to get new roots established.

The other time to consider transplanting is in the spring prior to the plants leafing out.