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Moving Heleniums in the Autumn

Bright starBright star Wrea GreenPosts: 1,120
edited August 2019 in Plants
Has anyone moved Helenium plants in the autumn and they have survived? 
I would like to reorganise a flower bed in the autumn when they have finished flowering and move them into another area of the garden. Information on the web says Heleniums are best moved  and divided in the spring when they are actively growing. The weather is quite mild in the winter where I live. I just want to move the plants not divide them. Should I chance it?
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  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 4,452
    If moving established clumps, rather than dividing, I would risk it; but I would do it in early autumn giving them a chance to establish before they go dormant, and keep the rootballs as intact as possible. If I was on especially heavy soil I might not risk it though.
  • Bright starBright star Wrea GreenPosts: 1,120
    Thanks for that WillDB, I’ve only just discovered Heleniums and this particular variety is a tall one so looks a bit odd where it is, should have checked the label properly. Great plants though, they’ve been covered in bees and hover flies. 
    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

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