Top 10 Perennials To Divide Or Move In Fall

The great advantage of perennial flowers is that you plant them once and they will then live for several years. However there comes a time when perhaps the plant has grown too large and needs to be divided or you wish to move it to a new spot and for many flowers fall is the time to carry out this task. The ten perennials are described in an article by Melissa Will which I found on her Empress of Dirt website.

Late summer and early fall is the time to plant, divide, and transplant many different perennials, shrubs, and trees including spring flowering perennials. Peonies are a good example of a plant that prefers to be transplanted in autumn if it must happen at all.

Here?s some reasons to shift plants around in your garden.

  1. When an otherwise good plant begins to under-perform. There could be many causes including depleted soil, competing plants, crowding, or large, mature roots that are ready for division. Sometimes a new location is the cure!
  2. An otherwise good plant is in the wrong location, not getting adequate light or shade, or proper soil conditions. Wind is also a culprit: some plants cannot tolerate windy conditions that strip them of their moisture.
  3. Aesthetics: gardening is an art form and composition matters! Moving plants can give a tired garden a whole new look.

These are spring and early summer bloomers that can be divided and moved in fall.
Astilbe | Astilbe | false goat?s beard | false spirea

Bleeding Heart?| Dicentra

Bearded Iris?| Iris

Daylily?| Hemerocallis

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