The Q&A Archives: Dividing Yarrow

Question: I have yarrow that I planted last fall. There are about six new sprouts that have come up around it, about 4 or 5 inches from the base of the plant. The main plant is very thick. I want to know if I can/should separate the yarrow and if so when is the best time to do it? Thanks. Bernadette Vogler Ripley, TN

Answer: Since you planted your yarrow just last year, you probably don't need to divide it yet. Yarrow is quite hardy and durable, and will spread on its own. Next year, either in the spring or in early fall, you can divide the clump and establish a new planting.

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