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Moving Daffodil

Posted by vera_eastern_wa 5b-6a (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 25, 06 at 12:54

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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RE: Moving Daffodil

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Fri, Aug 25, 06 at 15:52

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 :)


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RE: Moving Daffodil

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


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RE: Moving Daffodil

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Fri, Aug 25, 06 at 20:50

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....


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RE: Moving Daffodil

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

Vera


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