dividing purple fountain grass?

May 2, 2006

Wanted to know if anyone's ever transplanted or divided their purple fountain grass. I have one plant which is getting way too big for the spot I put it in.

I'm going to transplant it, and want to divide it at the same time. It looks terrible right now because it's surrounded by dead leaves, but I cut it way back last spring and it just keeps getting bigger and prettier. It's probably about a foot and a half at it's base.

I plan to dig it, then use maybe a sharp knife to cut it into 4-6 parts and transplant to an strip along the inside of our pool fence. It will get full sun all day until late afternoon.

Anyone have any thoughts, suggestions about dividing this grass. Should I just cut it way back (how far?) first?

Thanks for any help on this.


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