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Woody perennials often form roots when stems rest on the ground or are buried by gradually accumulating mulch. Make a new plant by simply cutting between the rooted stem and the mother plant.
Plants that have woody roots include candytufts (Iberis spp. and cvs., Z 5–9), euonymus (Euonymus spp. and cvs., Z 4–9), lavenders (Lavandula spp. and cvs., Z 5–10), sages (Salvia spp. and cvs., Z 5–10).
In this video, author and instructor Janet Macunovich demonstrates how to divide woody plants.
Introduction to Dividing Perennials
Dividing Plants with Roots That Form Offsets
Dividing Plants with Surface Roots
Dividing Plants with Taproots
Dividing Plants with Underground Running Roots
10 Tips on Dividing Perennials