Answer: The roots do tend to mat together so in my experience you have to move it in clumps almost like sod when it is in active growth. Do this in early to mid spring if you want to be able to see the foliage while you work. Otherwise you can move it in fall or very early spring by digging and replanting the pips. This plant is quite tough so it should survive nicely, expecially in its new shadier location. If possible, work some organic matter such as compost, old rotted leaves, or aged stable manure and bedding into the new planting area. Replant, water well and then simply be sure to keep moist until it becomes re-established. They may die back in mid-summer but should reappear nicely the next year. If you plant them rather far apart you may need to mulch in between them for weed control the first year or so, but they should fill in quickly.
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