Dividing Asters - Knowledgebase Question

Braintree, MA
Question by karaduffin
May 17, 1999
When and how does one divide asters?

Answer from NGA
May 17, 1999


You can divide your Asters in the early spring, or in the fall when the weather cools. Just dig the entire plant up and divide it with a spade or shovel. I just lay the plant on top of the soil and cut all the way through several times, so that each new division has 2-3 stems and a healthy group of roots. Replant the divisions, water well to exclude air pockets, and watch them grow!

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