Moving a crambe

Maighread Forde asked 12 years ago

have attached a photo of my wonderful Crambe. Planted last year and only produced leaves which the caterpillars promptly razed to the ground! Loads of horse manure and garlic spray produced this beautiful plant – but its in the wrong place. Didn’t plan for the size. it hids the lupins and whorlflower and aconite and lilac and alliums behind but the small birds and the bees love it! does it mind being moved? and if not when? is it a root or tuber or what?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Crambe has a thick fleshy  taproot or several of them from side buds and these can be lifted from late autumn and transplant easily. In fact, pieces left behind might sprout and re-generate the plant, if the soil is relatively porous.