Perennials are plants that grow back every year. We love them because of their beauty and they are mostly very low maintenance. However, every few years, we must take time to dig them up and divide the bulbs, tubers, and roots by at least 1/3. This will help the plant to grow and flourish when it’s less crowded and not competing for nutrients.
This simple task will also add more of the same kind of plants to your landscape. Or, if you would rather, you can share them with friends and family.
It is best to do the dividing on an overcast day as the direct sunlight may dry the plants out. This may make them struggle when replanted.
How to divide perennials
Divide summer and fall-blooming perennials in the spring because:
It can be hard to know what to divide when. Check out this PDF to help you understand what, when, and how.