Transplanting a cardinal flower

Asked August 7, 2020, 10:36 AM EDT

We have a healthy cardinal flower growing on a south facing deck all summer attracting humming birds. When can it be safely transplanted and how and when should we cut it back. ? Also, do you know of any vining or trailing varieties of cardinal flowers suitable for potting that actually attract hummers? ,Thanks for your consideration.

Ramsey County Minnesota

1 Response

Fall or spring is a good time to transplant it after temps are cooler.

It should be cut back after it freezes. It is making and storing food until then.