How to Transplant Purple Corn Flower

Corn flowers, also called bachelor's buttons, come in a variety of colors, including purple. Corn flowers are best transplanted in the spring, before they reach a height of 4 inches. Avoid transplanting corn flowers when it's sunny and windy out. This will give the plants more time to get used to their new environment before they have to deal with these weather elements. Purple corn flowers, depending on variety, grow in USDA plant hardiness zones 4 to 10.

Things You'll Need

  • Hoe, tiller or garden rake
  • Organic matter
  • Trowel
  • Water
  • Stake
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Instructions

    • 1

      Choose a new planting site in partial or full sun. While purple corn flowers can tolerate both, in zones 8 to 10, they will fare better with some afternoon shade.

    • 2

      Work the soil with a hoe, garden rake or tiller to a depth of about 6 to 8 inches. While doing this, incorporate 1 to 2 inches of organic matter such as compost.

    • 3

      Plant the corn flowers to the same depth as they were originally planted. Spacing varies among varieties; however, in general, annuals are spaced about 2 to 3 feet apart and perennials about 12 inches apart.

    • 4

      Water the newly transplanted plants with about 1 to 2 inches of water.

    • 5

      Stake tall purple corn flower varieties, such as mountain bluet, after planting. It's better to do it now rather than later when you are more likely to disturb the roots. Use a garden stake that is tall enough to accommodate the corn flower's mature height. Insert it about 2 to 3 inches into the ground, about an inch from the plant. (Loosely tie the stem to the stake with twine when the plant begins to droop.)

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