When to move a Cardoon?

janebaljanebal Posts: 128

In the spring my friend gave me a bit of Cardoon root and I foolishly put it next to my rhubarb . Now it is growing like mad and smothering the rhubarb. It needs to be moved. When is the best time to move it - now or next Spring?

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 16,218

    I'd move it now while you can still find it and before it starts to reach for the skies next year. image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • janebaljanebal Posts: 128

    Thank you Pansyface - I will get the fork out today and move it. I wonder why it is growing like mad now when it didn't do a thing all summer?

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 16,218

    Its roots have just got going.image They are BIG. Dig accordingly.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • SFordSFord Posts: 224

    Good luck - I had a couple in the wrong place and tried to move them a couple of years ago and had no luck due to the roots, they weren't going anywhere!!!  So the ones I wanted to move, I now cut down regularly throughout the growing period so they just have foliage.  The others that are in the right place are allowed to flower and seed.

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