transplanting perennials

Asked October 11, 2015, 1:13 PM EDT

Is it too late in the year to transplant perennials and shrubs (phlox, ground covers, hostas, hydrangeas, etc)? Would it be better to wait till spring?

Hennepin County Minnesota dividing perennials

1 Response

Thank you for the question. The best time to transplant perennials is mid-August through mid-September. Transplants done now may not have enough time to establish before winter sets in. If you must do it now, water well until the ground freezes, mulch heavily and hope for the best.

Thank you for the question.