Flower Bulbs - Propagation
Whether you are growing bulbs, corms, rhizomes or tuberous roots, they all
are propagated by division or separation of the underground bulbs or roots.
As a matter of fact, it is essential and healthy to separate them every couple
of years. Otherwise, the plants will get overcrowded and produce smaller,
The proper time to separate or thin your bed, is after the plant has died
off. Dig up the bulbs or roots. If you have room, you can replant some of
them in another location. Perhaps a friend is in need of some of the excess.
The hardest part is throwing the excess away if you have no use for it. No
gardener likes to discard a healthy flower.
Bulbs and corms- Separate each individual bulb. Discard any small
or unhealthy bulbs. You can store the bulbs for replanting in the fall. Keep
them in a cool, dry place. Do not keep them in a hot garage, as they will
dry out over the summer.
Roots- After digging up the roots, cut or divide them. Make sure one
or more eyes are on each division. Immediately replant them in a new location.
If you need to store them for a while, put them in moist soil, in a dark
location. And, don't forget about them. We recommend storage in this manner
for only a few days to a week, not an entire season.
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