Di­vid­ing lily-of-the-val­ley

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■ Prop­a­ga­tion from seed is very slow: the seeds take months to ger­mi­nate and the seedlings are slow to ma­ture into flow­er­ing plants.

■ Di­vi­sion of the rhi­zomes is eas­ier and quicker, as well as more re­li­able.

■ The best times to di­vide plants are spring, soon af­ter flow­er­ing, and au­tumn.

■ Choose the health­i­est, strong­est pieces from the edge of a clump, and re­plant promptly af­ter split­ting, to avoid dry­ing out.

Re­plant di­vided rhi­zomes as soon as pos­si­ble

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