Need to move Salvia 'May Night'
I posted this over on the salvia forum, but I guess it doesn't get the visits that the Perennial forum does.
I am looking to move 4 of my Salvia "May Night" plants next spring due to the fact that the ornamental grasses they are planted next too has gotten bigger than I anticipated and I want to bring them forward in the bed a few feet to get them more sunlight. First, is next spring the correct time to do this ? Second, is there anything specific I need to know before I start digging ? I have heard that May Night can be tempermental when moved, so I'm planning on taking a big a rootball as I can. These clumps are probibly 5-6 years old and somewhat established. Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated, as I do not want to lose these clumps. Here's a photo taken a few weeks ago showing how they are starting to get swallowed up by the grass. The same scenerio exists on the other side of the bed, as I have it planted pretty symetrical.