Re: Dividing Siberians
F. Michael Adams wrote:
> I want to divide a clump of Caesar's Brother and Eric the Red. Actually, the
> Caesar's Brother has gotten to be more of a circle. Can I just cut some
> pieces out of it? Do I have to dig the whole clump and separate it or just
> cut and replant as I want to, or have the time to. Does it have to be fall?
> Can I do it just after bloom? I want to send some to a friend and they have
> hot muggy summers, but probably not totally dry. Can I send before or during
> summer? Lots of questions, I know, and I get my Siberians in the fall when I
> buy them, but had heard that was not strictly necessary. Anybody care to help
> me with this? It would be much appreciated.
> BTW, my Lavender Bounty bloomed and is very pretty. But my Butter and Sugar
> (yellow and white) has produced only one bloom this year. It is going
> backwards. It has never been a great producer but this is a real
> Janis Whitcomb
I have had some luck dividing in the summer, if I water everyday,
sometimes twice a day until new growth appears. It is to nerve wracking
to do it in the summer so my rule is no digging until after labor day
I have also dug just a part of the clump and left the rest for later or
Butter & Sugar passed my way several years ago, never to be seen again.
Life is too short. Hope this helps.