Moving Coneflowers? Rudbeckias?

Milton, MA(Zone 6a)

I have heard that Coneflowers have a big tap root and are hard/impossible to move. I know this can't be totally true because Al moves his twice a year at least (just kidding). So... how does one move/remove coneflowers? (Anyone want some extra? Kidding again - it would cost $8 million to pay for postage.

xx, Carrie

P.S. Are they CONEFLOWERS or RUDBECKIAS or both or neither?

Appleton, WI(Zone 5a)

I am expecting Dave to elaborate this forum's homepage and state what coneflowers are. Most definitions I see include echinacea,ratibida and hardy rudbeckia.

Echinacea move just fine in the spring - once they start to get leaves is the best time.

Milton, MA(Zone 6a)

Roger wilco - so I can't rearrange (read dump some) now?

x, C

Garland, TX(Zone 8a)

I've moved mine, all sizes, during August and September. Most do fine as long as you keep them watered the first few days.

Milton, MA(Zone 6a)

OK, now all I need is my DH and a shovel and a lot of pain meds, LOL.

x, C

McGregor, IA(Zone 4b)

You can "dump" them any time. All you need is a shovel and a compost pile.

Archer/Bronson, FL(Zone 8b)

Dump them anytime? Compost pile?????? All you need is my address!!!


Milton, MA(Zone 6a)

Well I still my DH to get out his shovel, for this and other vitally important reasons (moving daylilies, moving yarrow, planting the rhododendron, planting the cinquefoil, planting the mugwort, planting the delosperma).

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