best time to transplant astilbe

redsox_gwJune 1, 2007

I have some astilbe I would like to move. The new spot is actually a little more shady. Is the best time to transplant after flowering or in the Fall? It is already in the 90s here.

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saypoint(6b CT)

I've transplanted it spring, fall and midsummer. As long as you keep it watered it should survive.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2007 at 4:25PM
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sweets98(6a~PA)

I just divided and transplanted mine on Monday night. It slumped a little but it's been pretty hot here. We're getting like late July and August temps in late May/early June! I keep watering it every night and it seems to be doing well.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2007 at 4:49PM
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lindac(Iowa Z 5/4)

But it is [possible for astilbe to be in too much shade...I had some that didn't bloom last year...I guess because a bush which shaded them grew. I trimmed it and they have buds.
I would transplant after they bloom...so as not to lose this year's bloom.
Linda C

    Bookmark   June 1, 2007 at 5:26PM
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