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Rose of Sharon transplanting


Our “new to us” home has old flower beds. Rose of Sharon is in the middle of peonies, iris and surprise lilies. When is the best time to dig out the Rose of Sharon - hoping to move and save them not discard. - Debra -


  1. 7 months, 3 weeks ago

    Rose of Sharon is easy to transplant, as long as it isn’t over 5’. It would be best to transplant when it is dormant, either after a killing frost, or better yet in early spring before growth begins.

    I don’t know how big the Rose of Sharon is, but I would cut it back to about 12” to allow for ease of transplanting. Mulch well and keep evenly moist the first season, this means watering to keep the area moist this winter.

    Good luck.

    Carole Johnson County Extension Master Gardener

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