Melissa G
Melissa G
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  • Atlanta, GA
Asked on Jan 30, 2012

Replanting liriope

David SRicardo BGarden Rebel / Sims Landscaping, Co.
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How difficult is it to replant liriope? I have found a lot of clumps of it scattered throughout the garden of our new home. They make no sense where they are and would be much better used elsewhere.
8 answers
  • Erica Glasener
    on Jan 30, 2012

    relatively easy. Just make sure each section you dig up to transplant has roots, replant and water it in. Check over the next few months to make sure it gets enough water (don't let it dry out excessively). Water once a week if we get no rain.

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Jan 31, 2012

    Liriope is a pretty tough plant. You can divide it as you transplant if you want to extend or make the clumps you dig more uniform by gently tugging them apart, or you can use a shovel and whack them up into chunks, but as Erica stated make sure each transplant ends up with some roots :).

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jan 31, 2012

    Getting a good bit of root is definitely the key. I divided some blue-eyed grass and a couple of the transplants failed because I didn't have enough roots with them, so I've got to little secondary patching.

  • Melissa G
    on Jan 31, 2012

    Thanks, everyone!

  • Rule4 Building Group
    on Jan 31, 2012

    I have had great success replanting - I agree with roots and water - they are the key.

  • Oh, its so easy as they are so forgiving. In the spring you can cut them back and all new foliage will appear. Also, be sure not to plant too deep or they could get very sick.

  • Ricardo B
    on Feb 1, 2012

    Fall-off-your-easy-chair easy. I've had some in a bucket from late August to just three weeks ago that I've ignored in my side yard. Separated them, planted them and they're showing me their happy dance!

  • David S
    on Feb 1, 2012

    THOSE THAT MENTIONED GETTING ALL THE ROOTS REALLY NAILED IT . IF YOU LEAVE ANY BEHIND ....YOU WILL STILL HAVE LIRIOPE TO MOVE AT A LATER DATE . BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT . .

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