How To Create Gorgeous Container Plants From Perennials – For Free! 

Daylily, ornamental grass, and fast-dividing hosts produce new plants. Wait until early spring or late summer when the plants are dormant or done blooming. Dig up the plant and break the clumps into strong roots.  

Divide Existing Perennials 

Use containers with drainage holes to avoid waterlogging and large enough for perennial division root systems. Choose appealing planters or upcycled buckets, baskets, and crates.  

Choose Suitable Containers 

Use well-draining perennial potting mix. Use commercial potting mix or equal parts garden soil, compost, and perlite or vermiculite for drainage.  

Prepare Potting Mix 

Place each perennial division in the center of the container and gently firm the roots with potting mix. Keep the crown (where roots meet stems) above soil level to prevent rotting.  

Plant the Perennials 

Water pots after planting to settle dirt and ensure root-to-soil contact. Avoid soil waterlogging, especially during establishment.  

Water Thoroughly 

Put perennial pots in sun. Water, fertilize, and inspect regularly. Remove sick or damaged foliage and deadhead wasted blooms to promote blooming.  

Provide Adequate Care 

Potted perennials may need winter protection in colder climates. Store containers in a garage or greenhouse or wrap them with burlap or bubble wrap.  

Overwintering 

Container perennials mature. Avoid root-bound plants by dividing overcrowded plants. Grow container plants or expand your garden with divided parts.  

Divide and Multiply 

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