Fall transplanting

Asked October 18, 2019, 11:13 AM EDT

Greetings...
I live in far SEMN. Is it too late to transplant perennials? Thanks!

Fillmore County Minnesota transplanting perennials horticulture

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Many perennials can be transplanted in the fall, but fall usually means before mid-October. As we get later in the fall, the plants have less of a chance to settle in before winter, making success less likely, but it is still possible to do it right up until the ground freezes. Once transplanted, water deeply and keep hydrated until the ground freezes. Read here:
https://hortnews.extension.iastate.edu/1996/8-23-1996/fperrenial.html

This link has a chart on when to transplant various perennials:
https://extension.umn.edu/planting-and-growing-guides/dividing-perennials