- Use a spade or other sharp shovel to cut into the soil around the plant and then pry the entire clump from ground.
- Knock off loose/excess soil
- See if you can find a natural area to the plant that you can make the cut but if not – just cut the plant down the middle. Use a gardening knife or extra knife you have to cut where you want to divide. Large clumps can even be cut in half again to create another division.
- It’s important that you get both green foliage at the top and roots at the bottom of each division
- Replant by planting the clumps at the same level the plants were initially. Plants should always be planted with the top of the root ball just barely above ground level.
- Water at planting
If you are dividing to control the growth of a plant and don’t want to replant, just ask a neighbor or local garden group if they would be interested in your divisions!
Questions about dividing specific perennials? Just contact The Green People!