Moving Daffodil

vera_eastern_wa(5a-5b)August 25, 2006

I'm getting ready to move my daffodil but first need to know if I am to allow them to callous a bit like with daylily or iris before replanting or not? Is it even really necessary with daylily and iris?

Thanks,

Vera

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morz8(Washington Coast Z8b)

You can replant immediately after lifting, or dry the bulbs in the shade, store them in mesh bags, and replant later in Fall. (If you replant immediately - don't water them until Fall.) I don't callous daylily or iris either one, but it's so mild here we can break most rules :)

    Bookmark   August 25, 2006 at 3:52PM
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vera_eastern_wa(5a-5b)

Thanks...

I lifted and moved them, but watered them in when I watered the rest of my bed and new transplants. What is the reason for not watering? The spot I lifted them from gets watered regularily because the area has other perennials, annuals and peppers and in 4 years that hasn't hurt anything....so far.

Vera

    Bookmark   August 25, 2006 at 5:01PM
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morz8(Washington Coast Z8b)

Vera, they are probably fine if your drainage is good. The reason for not watering is so the old roots don't rot under the bulbs before they've had a chance to start sending out new, or the bulbs themselves with their papery covering don't rot being wet in warm soil. I think it's more important with tulips than daffs....

    Bookmark   August 25, 2006 at 8:50PM
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vera_eastern_wa(5a-5b)

Great thanks Morz8! So basically it is more important to watch the moisture right after transplanting.

Vera

    Bookmark   August 25, 2006 at 11:36PM
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