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Re: help ID and moving instructions?


I don't think she want to move it into her house, more
like transplant it elsewhere in the yard.

I think I would do it while dormant in the spring
myself.

Anyone know what it is? It overwinters for her in Zone
5, IL....

Donna

--- "kmrsy@netzero.net" <kmrsy@netzero.net> wrote:

> Vera,
> It's not what I think of as an African Daisy,
> Osteospermum, but it does
> look related judging by the whorled leaves.
> Regardless of what it is,
> when you dig it up you will be severing some roots,
> so it stands to
> reason that you'd balance the top by cutting some of
> that back too.
> Usually 1/3 on a shrub.
> 
> 
> If on the other hand this is a perennial like the
> Osteospermums, when I
> took mine in the first time, I cut it back by at
> least 1/2. It sprouted
> new growth indoors over winter and guzzled water.
> Now I just take
> cuttings as they are very easy. Since this looks
> much like an Osteo, if
> I were you I'd try rooting some of the material you
> remove. What I found
> with osteos though is that LESS is better; too much
> material and you get
> tip dieback.
> 
> 
> Yes, go ahead and dig it up.  I doubt you'd need to
> be very delicate with it; looks vigorous.
> 
> Kitty
> 
> 
> -- Vera Metzke <vmetzke@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Sorry have been out of the loop but been trying to
> keep up reading mails.
> Donna was kind enough to load some pictures for me.
> Earlier this year I
> asked about the supposed African Daisy bush. I have
> photographed it with the
> flowers and the internals exposed. I want to move it
> but am unsure if an
> aggresive pruning will kill it? I can do a very
> delicate moving of all
> intact but it would be easier to "clip it's wings"!
> Any suggestions on it's
> true idenity or moving it?
> 
> http://snipurl.com/iwz4
>  Thanks
> Vera
> 
>
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