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Beginner Gardening: Limp Rose of Sharon :(

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Lombard, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 15, 2012
11:56 AM

Post #9124925

I transplanted my Rose of Sharon about 5 days ago from behind the garage where it only got a few hours of morning sun to a raised flower bed that's in a sunnier spot. My problem is that the leaves on this plant have been limp ever since and I'm afraid it's going to croak. Maybe it was just a bad time to move it since here in Chicago, it's been warm and sunny the last few days. Anyways, I'm keeping it watered and will feed it tonight with the hope that this plant will bounce back. Any other advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 15, 2012
12:24 PM

Post #9124958

Sounds like it's suffering from transplant shock, that is very normal. Assuming you dug up a sufficient amount of roots when you moved it, it should bounce back. If it's warm and sunny, you might try rigging up a little shade for it to try and keep the sun off of it until it gets its roots going again. I also would not feed it yet, you want to give it a little chance to recover first. And make sure you keep it watered but don't drown it, too much water is just as bad as too little.
Lombard, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 15, 2012
12:28 PM

Post #9124966

Russell, KY
(Zone 6b)

May 16, 2012
7:58 AM

Post #9125863

Stakes+sheet+clothespins=dandy temporary shade.

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