6 months, 2 weeks ago Transplanting hydrangeas now Q&A I am wanting to transplant some hydrangeas today, would you recommend it? - Andy - Comments Dennis Patton 6 months, 2 weeks ago Andy it would be best to transplant the hydrangea while dormant. Now that it has broken bud it will be difficult to move and keep it healhty. If it is a matter of life or death - I would go ahead and transplant. If it can remain in place till fall or next late winter, than I would recommend to wait and move while dormant. Dennis - Johnson County Extension Sign in with Facebook to comment. Copyright 2013 The Kansas City Star. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.