Posted at 8th December 2010 in News by JHPS Gardens

Dividing grasses

The easiest and most effective way to ‘propagate’ grasses is by division. Grasses can be divided in the autumn however most grass species dislike having cut surfaces exposed to winter wet and cold. For this reason it is usually better to wait until Spring.
‘Cool-climate’ grasses are best divided just before or as they come into growth in late winter or early spring, every three years.
Cold climate grasses include: Calamagrostis, Stipa and Phalaris.
‘Warm-climate’ grasses don’t come into growth in the UK until late winter and JHPS recommend they are best divided when they are in growing season (in May).

Warm climate grasses include: Cortaderia, Imperata and Phalaris.

JHPS hope this information on dividing grasses has helped so now you know when the best time is to divide your grasses and maybe you can give some to a friend. If you would like aour help or advice then please contact us on: – 

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