Why did my cardinal plant wilt?
I had a Cardinal plant last year that did not survive winter. Last week I found a newbie that popped up an inch from the main trunk of a wax myrtle about 30 feet away. I removed it carefully and planted it in a better location with room to grow. I staked it and watered well. Within the hour it wilted and has not recovered. This was 3 days ago. It is not brown or dead looking but severely wilted. Will it survive or is it a goner? I love these and want to try growing them for our hummers. Thank you!
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You may have had better luck transplanting into a pot to nurture through the transplant shock and the warm summer temperatures.
Continue to water and wait and see is the best approach.