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Re: move St. John's wort?


Might be in your neighborhood this season. One of the garden centers
here that is usually on the cutting edge of new stuff a year or two
before the rest had a variegated leaf version last season. I bought and
planted it at mom's house.

   
  Donna
  

Patricia <pdickson@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
  Thank you Donna. I went out to look at it again today hoping that maybe it 
would have more than one main stem so I might try leaving part just in case 
I lost the part I moved. It only has one main stem but has the most 
beautiful peeling bark. I have looked around for this plant at nursery's 
for other people and never can find it. I love the yellow bloom and the 
shrub has good texture all year round.
I think tomorrow I will dig the new spot so that it will be ready to move 
the plant right in as soon as I get time to dig it up. Tomorrow and Monday 
sound like pretty good days then we have a slight chance of snow on 
Wednesday.
Tricia
zone 6b

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna" 
To: 
Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2008 5:49 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] move St. John's wort?


>I couldn't find anything in my native plant books either..... since
> propagation is by seed not roots....(although soft wood works too)
>
>
> What would scare me about this is, it has been there for a long time,
> natives usually have a long tap root that depends on it's survival. Of
> course this is a shrub, not a wildflower, so......
>
>
> Donna
>
>
>
> Kitty wrote:
> Ya hafta laugh. I googled transplant Hypericum prolificum and found:
> Transplant from container. (from U Conn)
> which doesn't help if yours is in the ground.
> And you can't inquire about St. Johns Wort + transplant because you get 
> all
> these medical things.
>
> I tried H.p. culture, Hp moving. Didn't find much.
> So I tried some books - Hilliers, AHS, etc. Nothing much. It seems to me
> that, unless you can find something that specifically says it should be
> transplanted at a certain time (Hydrangeas in fall) or that it resents
> transplanting (tree peony), it's probably safe to move it with reasonable
> care and any opportune time.
>
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Patricia"
>
> To:
> Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2008 2:22 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] move St. John's wort?
>
>
>>I have a shrub that is Hypericum prolificum or common name is shrubby St.
>>John's Wort. I have had it for at least 6+ years in the same location. I
>>am wanting to move it out away from the house some so that I can see it
>>better from inside the house. It is so beautiful and I don't want to lose
>>it. I have been waiting until it is fully dormant to move it. I did read
>>that it blooms on new growth and should be pruned in the early spring, but
>>I have never pruned it. I am thinking that if I move it now I can prune it
>>a little to compensate for the loss of some of the roots.
>> I wanted to ask any of you if you have any experience with this shrub?
>> Thank you for all your help all these years!
>> Tricia
>> zone 6b
>>
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