moving Sternbergia lutea

Jim McKenney
Wed, 18 Oct 2006 06:56:49 PDT
Last year at about this time we had a thread going about Sternbergia lutea.
One of the questions which arose concerned moving this plant while it was in
growth. The advice given then (and, in the spirit of counsels of perfection,
it was good advice) was to avoid this. 

At the time I did not contribute to this discussion because I had just moved
(or was about to move) a large group of Sternbergia lutea in growth. I'm
happy to report that those plants took the move in stride; they bloomed well
this year. 

Sternbergia lutea grows very well in this area; it's one of those plants
which takes care of itself. In areas where the plant is of marginal
dependability, the results might be different when plants are moved just
before winter. 

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where the other very
ornamental aspect of Sternbergia lutea - its handsome foliage - is already
very apparent.

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