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Perennial chrysanthemum plant being divided into two plants.

Spring is the time to divide summer and fall-blooming perennials. Watch this video for a step by step guide to dividing perennial plants. This video demonstrates dividing a perennial chrysanthemum plant to describe the process.

 

 

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  • Now is the time to divide your overgrown perennial plants.
  • Dig up your perennial with as much root as possible.
  • Gently pull apart pieces of the plant.
  • If it doesn’t pull apart easily, use a saw to divide it into pieces.
  • Add compost to the planting area.
  • Replant your perennials 12″-18″ apart.
  • Add mulch and water your plants well.
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