Divide Bulbs Now

In our Timely Tips this month you see the suggestion of digging and dividing summer- and fall-flowering perennials before they start their spring growth. That may even apply to a few spring-flowering types. The hardy amaryllis in the Sperry home garden have already started to sprout. However, they can actually be separated even beyond this point. My experience has been that late-winter division works quite well. The plants become well-rooted over the balance of the spring and flower beautifully the following year. Mums, mallows, cannas, coneflowers and other summer- and fall bloomers need to be divided at once.

Posted by Neil Sperry
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