Ornamental grasses have developed an established place in home landscaping, with small varieties used to line a walkway or taller grasses used to define a property boundary or to create a living “fence”. Although they have become hugely popular over the past decade, purchasing a significant amount of plants to make a statement at a landscape nursery or home and garden supply center can represent a substantial investment.

Although ornamental grasses can be grown from seed, it is a laborious and time-consuming challenge to most gardeners requiring attentive care and nurturing. The fastest, easiest and most efficient way to acquire new ornamental grass plants is through simple root division.

Go online and do the research to determine which ornamental grasses are most likely to flourish in your United States Plant Hardiness Zone and which ones will adapt to your soil and growing conditions. Shop both online and local suppliers to find the most attractive, carefree and hard grasses for your specific gardening requirements. You will need at least one parent plant of every type of ornamental grass you would like to propagate and add to your home landscape. Although you can purchase grass starts in small four-inch pots, it is best to invest in a well- established plant with developed roots, typically sold in one-gallon containers.

Always choose to purchase the best quality of plant available. Select one with distinctive, well-defined leaves, and robust growth. Remember, this will be the parent plant for future plants of this variety, so if you want to cultivate the best, start with the best. While you may pay a bit more for a top-grade plant, you will be rewarded with an abundance of healthy, vigorous new plants which in turn can be divided to cultivate even more eye-catching ornamental grass plants.

Savvy gardeners recommend that you do not allow ornamental grass plants to get too big if you intend to divide them, suggesting you plant small divisions in the garden in the spring, then dig and divide again the following spring.

Divide Parent Plants In The Spring
It is best to divide ornamental grass plants in the early spring before new growth is evident. If you purchase plants in the spring, go ahead and divide before planting. Spring planting allows the new plants to have time to develop roots and become well established in the landscape. If you purchase at other times of the year, plant the entire clump and divide the following spring. If planted to divide in this manner, the root mass can be torn apart with your hands which is a lot easier than cutting a large clump apart with an ax.

To divide, remove the plant from its container. Use an ax or heavy garden knife to divide the plant into four separate plants. Plant each division in well-composted soil enriched with well-aged herbivore manure (cow, sheep, goat, horse, mule). Water well to saturate the soil and remove air bubbles around the roots. The new plant will establish quickly. Plant ornamental grass clumps one to two feet apart.

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