Does Russian Sage transplant well?

shelli563(zone 6 MA)April 13, 2008

I have a 2 year old Russian Sage that I need to relocate. Do they transplant easily? I'll need to move it this week. Any special advice to make this a successful transplant?

Thanks,

Shelli

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hostaholic2 z 4, MN

I've moved Russian Sage a couple of times with no problems. A two year old plant shouldn't be too difficult, just take plenty of soil with it.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2008 at 8:37PM
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cargobean

I also had no problems with moving, this is just the best plant, comes back every year, no deadheading, and blooms for over 2 months, the most beautiful blue ever!! I moved one in spring last year and it bloomed fine, a little shorter than the others, but it was still gorgeous and showed no signs of sulking at all. Have fun, and enjoy them!! I ordered some little spires, which are surpose to be dwarf russian sages this year, hope they are just as beautiful, it's my favorite plant, more like a shrub and a no brainer.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2008 at 11:18PM
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laceyvail(6A, WV)

Perovskia is a shrub--often referred to as a sub-shrub. It transplants very easily, but always do it in spring. Usually dies if fall transplanted.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2008 at 6:20AM
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shelli563(zone 6 MA)

Thank you all for the help. The one I'm moving is the basic Russian Sage. I'll move it today, but should I give it more water than usual the first few weeks? I know they don't need much water, if any, under normal conditions.

I also have a 2 yr old Little Spire, but this one is an 'underperformer' for me. Perhaps because it is in partial sun.. I may move that one too :)

    Bookmark   April 14, 2008 at 9:29AM
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