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Share perennials: Hobby gardeners should know these tips


Dividing the perennials in the garden is very important. After all, it keeps the plants fit. But hobby gardeners should be careful with this.

Dividing the perennials in the garden is very important.

After all, it keeps the plants fit.

But hobby gardeners should be careful with this.

The perennials include an innumerable number of plants.

These specimens are particularly suitable in the garden, because the right perennial can not only be found for every soil, the plants also decorate the garden for one or more years and, with the right care, bloom every year.

However, gardeners sometimes have to divide perennials to keep them vital and strong.

Incidentally, the perennials are also able to multiply.

Dividing perennials: this is how it works without damaging the plants

Perennials include every flowering plant that sprouts out of its roots.

It is therefore not uncommon for

some perennials to completely retreat into the ground in winter

and then to stretch their branches out of the ground again in spring.

Since the group of perennials has an almost manageable number of associated plants, the most important garden perennials are briefly mentioned as examples:

  • Sedum plant

  • Lady's mantle

  • Purple bells

  • Sun hat

  • Bellflower

  • Beard iris

  • Carnation

  • Cranesbill

  • Sun bride

  • Gold sheaf

  • Fall anemone

  • Catnip

This is of course only a rough overview of the realm of the perennials, but it is clear that one or the other perennial is hidden in almost every garden.

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In order to enjoy the perennial flowering for many years, the right care is required, such as

pruning in August


This includes, for example, dividing the perennials in autumn and spring.

According to

kraut & rüben

, this care


is important because it rejuvenates the perennials and stimulates their abundance of flowers, gardening enthusiasts can remove root weeds and the perennial can be easily reproduced.


Hobby gardeners take note: With these tips you can divide perennials.

© Riediger / Imago

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Dividing perennials: this is the right time

Perennials can be divided both in autumn and in spring.

According to the

Norddeutscher Rundfunk

(NDR), the

decisive factor for the right time is

whether it is flowering perennials in spring or perennials which bloom in autumn.

Gardeners have to divide up

perennials that bloom in spring

in autumn.

Perennials that bloom in autumn

are not turned until spring.

The reason is that the perennials that already bloom in spring need all their strength for the flowers at the beginning of the year.

A division in the same period only weakens them unnecessarily.

The reverse is also true for perennials that bloom in autumn, which invest their strength in the flowers and in the deposition of nutrients in their roots.

The perennials that bloom in spring include, for example:

  • crying heart

  • Elven flower

  • Lungwort

  • Pasque flower

  • Cowslip

  • Lady's mantle

The perennials that bloom in autumn include, for example:

  • Asters

  • Autumn monkshood

  • High sedum

  • Fall saxifrage

  • Chrysanthemums

  • Cranesbill 'Rozanne'

  • Autumn anemones

  • Silver candle

Gardeners must therefore remember when they are in bloom when they are planted.

This makes it easier to share later.

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Dividing perennials: this is the best way to proceed

According to

kraut & rüben

, gardening

enthusiasts first

begin by

digging up


root stock with a digging fork


The root ball should remain as intact as possible.

The subsequent division is easier if gardening

enthusiasts briefly shake


root ball

or wash it


with water.

In this way, superfluous earth falls and the roots lie more freely.


cut off

fist-sized pieces

from the root stock with a sharp knife,

making sure that they still have several leaves and shoot buds.

Root weeds can now be removed wonderfully, just like broken or cracked root parts.

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Then the individual parts of the perennial that have been obtained come to their new place.

To do this, loosen the soil around the planting hole and upgrade it with compost.

Place the divided perennials in their planting holes, consolidate all around with soil and water well.

In this way, the divided perennials grow well and bloom again magnificently next year.

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List of rubric lists: © Riediger / Imago

Source: merkur

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