How Late is Too Late to Save a Perennial By Moving Before Winter
Unfortunately we have to do some renovations on our house that will take over two of my perennial gardens. I'm hoping I can save some of my plants, but I'm worried as it's so late in the season. I live in zone 3 northeastern (canada), and we've already had frosts and some snow.
The plants I'd like to save are hostas, delphiniums, yucca, peony, shasta daisies and lots of spring bulbs (daffodils mostly).
By now, most of the foliage is long gone. Should I dig up the rootballs and place them in my empty vegetable garden for the winter until I can get a new flower bed dug and prepared to place them in, or should I bring them indoors at this time and treat them more like canna lilies? Or perhaps I just need to give up and consider them lost at this time?
- 4 Nov, 2012