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Dividing hemerocallis

B3B3 Posts: 25,247

I've probably left it a bit late, but my hemerocallis is huge and unlikely to flower so I want to divide it by leaving plant in situ as far  as possible and removing the outer plantlets.

If I replant the bits I remove elsewhere, should I shorten the leaves? 

In London. Keen but lazy.


  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,726

    I do, because it will lead to less water loss from the leaves until the roots are established.

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  • B3B3 Posts: 25,247

    Thanks Pd.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • IamweedyIamweedy Posts: 1,364

    Just stick two forks into the clumps back to back and pull. These plants are as tough as old boots .

    When the gardeners came to fill and replant the raised bed in March they split up a lot of clumps of mine and those that were not replanted then were  sitting on top pf the soil, or in old bowls full of water, with an occasional squirt with the hose  until a couple of weeks ago when I just stuck them into the soil to cover up the bare ground.

    They might flower this season. 

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