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Old 08-28-2013, 02:50 PM   #1
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I just got a p subulata in a 1-gallon pot and was hoping to divide it to get more for my money. Does anyone know if and/or when I can divide it? Some notes I've found on the Internet say to divide after flowering, but the nurser I got it from is warning me against it since its kinda woody. I'm kind scared to do it because I really don't want to kill something I just paid for!

Have you divided phlox subulata? Tips?
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:56 PM   #2
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I wouldn't try to divide it. But layering is an excellent way to get more plants. As the stems grow out some after flowering (now is a good time)you can pin sections a few inches long to the soil and do not allow to dry out completely although it should drain well. Roots will form where pinned and next year you can separate into individual plants.
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:14 PM   #3
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Thanks Gloria!
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