Transplanting Ferns and Lily of the Valley

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by Pony, Nov 4, 2005.

  1. Pony

    Pony Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I have some cinnamon ferns. They are STURDY -- can't kill 'em off with neglect, that's for sure.

    Now that they're dormant, I want the space for more garlic.

    I've dug up some of them, and I'd like to transplant them to a shady spot near some hostas next to the garage.

    Is this alright this time of year? It's been incredibly and unseasonably warm here in the Chicago area this year...

    Also, while I'm at it, I'd like to move some lily-of-the-valley as well.

    TIps? Hints? Suggestions? Feedback?

    THANK YOU!!

    Pony!
     
  2. Kathy in MD

    Kathy in MD Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The ferns...I would think it would be OK to transplant them...just be careful you do not plant them too deep...I think it's called the crown of the fern must not be deep.

    The lilys of the valley... the same.. now would OK to transplant them .....
     

  3. mrglock27

    mrglock27 Well-Known Member

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    just slam in a hole and throw in the ferns and they'll do good. My ferns are practically unkillable. I tractor them out of the ground and let them sit on top of the grond with the rootballs exposed in the heat of the summer and throw them in the ground a month or 2 later and they're good to go.