Sometimes plant division may be necessary. This usually occurs if your garden items overgrow the original area you had planned for them.
Dividing plants and flowers will help keep your garden areas looking fresh, strong and healthy all season long. To do your dividing quick 'n easy, remember to:
This will give your plants a full season to become reestablished before they bloom again. If possible, the day before you plan to divide them, water the flowers and plants you'll be working with. Try to plan on dividing and transplanting on a cool, cloudy day to minimize stress on the plants.
Check below for specific information about plant division for the items from the Easy Care Plants page:
After about four or five years of growing in your garden, your daylilies may need dividing in order to allow flowering to continue to flourish.
Daylily 'Calgary Stampede'
Hostas remain vigorous without division and become more beautiful as they grow.
Hosta 'Gold Edger'
If your hostas do overgrow their setting though, you'll need to consider dividing the mature clumps.
Dividing iris every three to five years will keep your iris bed healthy and looking well-groomed.
Regular plant division will keep your garden areas looking fresh and well-maintained ... and will keep you (and your neighbors) well-stocked with strong, healthy flowers and plants.
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