Pics of how to divide giant clump?
Here's my dilemma:
First year with cannas. Got one tuber/rhizome from a friend . . . went to dig it up last Thursday (after several overnight frosts) and it is now a 3-4' diameter clump. This thing is huge; it must have at least 30 new tubers and the entire clump weighs at least 40#.
It is too cold outside now to hose it off, and the thing is too big to fit into my sink :). I have never divided anything before this year, and am unsure of where to divide these rhizomes so I can wash them off and soak them in the bleach solution and all that.
Any ideas? Should I just let the dirt dry (I got as much off in the garden as I could) and brush it off as it dries?
We are going to do our best to keep the thermostat at 55 degrees this winter, and I think that's in the proper temperature range, so hopefully closet storage shouldn't be a problem.
Does anyone have a link to a pictorial of how to divide these things? I don't want to lose any!