Perrennials to Divide Best in Spring or Fall

Plants not listed here can be divided successfully in Spring or Fall

Divide these plants with a spade or pitchfork.

  • Bleeding Heart - Spring
  • Moss Pink (Phlox Subulata) - Fall
  • Primroses (Primula spp.) - Spring
  • Sweet Woodruff (Galium Odoratum) - Fall
  • Anemone (Anemone x Hybrida) - Spring

Divide these plants with a spade or pitchfork.

  • Asters (Aster spp.) - Spring
  • Poppies (Papaver spp.) - Fall
  • Siberian Iris (Iris Sibirica) - Fall
  • Foxtail Lillies (Eremurus spp.) - Fall

Slice apart woody crowns with a handsaw.

  • Peonies (Paeonia cvs.) - Fall

Cut up rhizomes and tubers with a knife.

  • Arum (Arum Italicum) - Fall
  • Caladiums (Caladium spp.) - Spring
  • Calla Lily (Zantedeschia Aethiopica) - Spring
  • Cannas (Canna spp.) - Spring
  • Dahlias (Dahlia cvs.) - Spring
  • Elephant Ears (Alocasia spp.) - Spring
  • Irises (Iris spp.) - Fall
  • Rhubarb (Rheum Palmatum) - Spring
  • Wild Ginger (Asarum Europaeum) - Spring

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