Vining Bleeding Heart - Knowledgebase Question

San Antonio, Te
Question by bobbydo222
June 10, 2010
My neighbor would like to get a root cutting from this very active vine. What is the best time to do this in San Antonio, Texas., and how much of the root can we cut without damaging the original plant? Thank you


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Answer from NGA
June 10, 2010

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You should be able to divide your plant by simply sticking your shovel into it and digging straight down to separate some of the roots from the original plant. I do this all the time. The original plant doesn't suffer from shock (fill in the hole when you're finished) and the division, because it has roots and tops attached, usually transplants quite easily. Don't dig up more than about a third of the existing plant. Best wishes with your project!

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