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When to divide Sarracenias

Posted by braspadya z7a MD (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 26, 06 at 15:37


Several of my Sarracenias have done quite well & I have an opportunity to expand my bog garden this summer. So, I was wondering what the best time of year would be to divide them. My gut instinct says early to mid-spring, but other feedback is much appreciated!

Happy bogging,


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RE: When to divide Sarracenias

The best time is in the dead of winter, when the plant is dormant, and doesn't know that anything is happening.

RE: When to divide Sarracenias

I was told early spring. Late Feb., early March.

RE: When to divide Sarracenias

  • Posted by kwoods Cold z7 Long Is (My Page) on
    Thu, Jul 6, 06 at 14:58

Dead of winter in a zone 7 bog garden would be a bit impractical. I do it when we have a good long thaw here on Long Island. This year I waited 'til late April and they are all doing fine. You can probably do it any time in spring it will still be nice and cool for a while. Just make sure you get a nice clean cut or break in the rhizome between growth points and that each growth point has plenty of its own roots intact. Make sure the roots are long enough to reach well into the water table in your bog garden.

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