root bound bulbs - Knowledgebase Question

Tampa, Fl
Question by marciademing
August 29, 2008
i have bulbs inherited from an ex-neighbor. don't know type: leaves like huge blades of grass, produce

Answer from NGA
August 29, 2008


Actually, you'll be doing the plants a favor by dividing them. When roots/bulbs are overcrowded they don't grow very well and they won't bloom well because of the competition for moisture and nutrients. I would divide the clumps into smaller clumps by using a shovel and digging straight through the clump. As long as each division has some roots and some leaves, it should recover and grow into a healthy new plant.

Good luck with your project!

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