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pash2pash2 Posts: 95

Hi I am led to believe that I can split this plant around this time of year to create more plants.

If so how do I do it?



  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,864

    If it's a big one that's going to be quite a task - but what you do is you cut any remaining leaves back to the base of the plant and dig up the root with a good sized rootball.  

    The root will have several shoots - each healthy shoot will make a new plant.  Split the root so that each piece has a well formed healthy shoot  and plenty of root - depending on the size of the root you may be able to do this with two spades back to back, or you may even need a rip saw.

    Plant each portion in a well-prepared water-retentive area of boggy soil and stand well back image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • pash2pash2 Posts: 95

    Thank you very much for that image

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