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By Rohima

West Midlands, United Kingdom Gb

Is it too late to move a Dissendra spectabilis. Mine is hidden away behind other shrubs so the flowers can't be appreciated. (Not sure if spelling correct).



Well - it should be in flower, and it's not the best time to move a plant - it's 'Dicentra spectabilis', by the way, but if you dug out the new planting hole and prepared it well, then transferred your plant with a large amount of soil round its rootball, and watered it well, it should be OK, I think.

4 May, 2010


The shoots are quite brittle, so be careful that you don't snap them if you do move it. This plant enjoys a moist shady spot. Underneath other shrubs is perfect. Mine grows in the shade of a hard pruned Fuchsia magellanica. So this doesn't hide it until later in summer when the Dicentra is dying down.

4 May, 2010


You are right Spritzhenry, it is in flower at the moment so will take your advise and wait for the flowers to finish before moving it. Thank you.

4 May, 2010


:-) Good luck when you do move it.

5 May, 2010

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