transplanting tall snapdragons

pippi21(Z7 Silver Spring, Md.)October 9, 2013

I am in process of revamping one of my flowerbeds that is overcrowded and looks like hodgepodge..I have some beautiful tall snapdragons of mixed colors that needs to be relocated. How much do I cut them back before digging them up before relocating them? I need to do that today if it doesn't rain. I posted this before but it disappeared, so don't think it was a successful post. I apologize if it shows up as a duplicate post.

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

they are annual for me in MI ...

unless we need a better ID ... ????

if so ... pull them out.. dispose of them.. do your work.. and plant some new ones next spring ...

ken

    Bookmark   October 9, 2013 at 7:01AM
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linaria_gw

They overwinter here-
in my experience, prune them pretty short, almost close to the ground.

I have several in my garden, all volunteers. If I just yank one out, without pulling the roots as well, it just resprouts with the most beautifull fresh foliage.
The older ones tend to get some kind of rust and look ratty after flowering.

bye, Lin

    Bookmark   October 9, 2013 at 9:57AM
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mulchmama

Now is the time of year to rip them up anyway, and I would bet they have already dropped seeds that will germinate next year. So watch for those to sprout and transplant them to where you want snaps.

This post was edited by MulchMama on Wed, Oct 9, 13 at 10:20

    Bookmark   October 9, 2013 at 10:17AM
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trovesoftrilliums(5)

Many of them overwinter for me as well. I have moved around the ones with colors I like best, often in the middle of summer even. They seem quite resilient with transplanting. I'd but them back to a few inches. Good luck!

    Bookmark   October 9, 2013 at 12:21PM
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docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

Even in my zone 5, I usually get most of my snaps to over winter. The plants that return bloom much earlier than the new seedlings. I agree with the others that you can trim them back and move them where ever.

Martha

    Bookmark   October 10, 2013 at 8:14AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

go figure...

learn something new everyday ....

just dont like peaking out this early in the morning.. lol ...

when moving something like this.. the bigger clump of soil you take.. the higher the odds that plant never knows ...

ken

    Bookmark   October 10, 2013 at 8:43AM
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