Winter plant propagation by division

June 30, 2020
Clone or duplicate plants by dividing. May also be useful to reinvigorate or restart aging plants.
The exact process will differ for each species but generally involves digging up part or all of the plant, carefully separating or cutting rooted sections before removing most of the leaf surface area and replanting in new locations. Post care includes watering and weeding as required.
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Chinese licorice

Chinese licorice

Common name  Gan Cao, Chinese licorice
Botanical name  Glycyrrhiza uralensis
Family  Fabaceae or Leguminosae
Height (m)  0.4
Diameter  0.60
Seeds / nuts / tubers  
Edible  
Perennial  
Nitrogen fixer  
Shade / Sun  Full sun - part shade
Comfrey

Comfrey

Botanical name  Symphytum officinale
Family  Boraginaceae
Details  Fantastic companion plant for forest gardens. Chop and drop through spring and summer to nourish adjacent trees and improve soil quality.
Diameter  1.00
Height (m)  0.5
Perennial  
Shade / Sun  Full sun - part shade
Price  $5.903 root pieces
Out of stock
Oregano

Oregano

Botanical name  Origanum vulgare
Details  Hardy and easy to grow, this popular culinary herb is also loved by bees and is a good ground cover in the forest garden. Once you have this plant you can easily multiply by dividing up larger plants.
Flowers  purple
Drought tolerance  
Edible  
Tags    herb  perennial 
Price  $3.903 rooted cuttings
Out of stock
Jerusalem Artichoke

Jerusalem Artichoke

Common name  sunroot, sunchoke, earth apple
Botanical name  Helianthus tuberosus
Family  Asteraceae or Compositae
Details  Easy to grow, highly productive plant that needs little care or watering. Produces tall leafy stems above ground that can act as living support for climbing beans.
Masses of knobbly, edible tubers form below ground and can be harvested in late autumn - early winter when tops die off.
Eaten by pigs and chickens
Diameter  0.60
Height (m)  2.4
Flowers  Yellow
Edible  
Perennial  
Seeds / nuts / tubers  
Soil type  Most
Wind tolerance  Good
Moso / Chinese timber Bamboo

Moso / Chinese timber Bamboo

Details  Cold hardy bamboo with large diameter stems
Botanical name  Phyllostachys edulis
Height (m)  28
Edible  
Perennial  

NZ Bronze Flax

Common name  NZ Bronze Flax
Date  July 15, 2012
Details  Broadly spreading, evergreen. Broad drooping or stiffly erect bronze to purple blades. Erect flower stalks attract tuis and bellbirds.
Evergreen  
Height (m)  2
Botanical name  Phormium purpureum
Wind tolerance  High
New Zealand Flax

New Zealand Flax

Details  Useful to tying materials. Loved by bell birds and other nectar feeders.
Botanical name  Phormium tenax
Height (m)  2-4
Evergreen  
Wind tolerance  High
Shade / Sun  Full sun - Shade
Soil type  Most
Flowers  Orange
Rhubarb

Rhubarb

Details  The stems of this easy to grow perennial can be used as a fruit or vegetable.
Botanical name  Rheum rhabarbarum
Family  Polygonaceae
Height (m)  0.5
Diameter  1.00
Edible  
Perennial  
Shade / Sun  Full sun, Partial shade
French Sorrel

French Sorrel

Botanical name  Rumex scutatus
Common name  French sorrel, buckler sorrel, shield-leaf sorrel
Details  As a culinary herb, it is used mainly in salads. The flavour of French sorrel is slightly bitter or tangy, spiced with a hint of lemon; the sharp flavour is due to oxalic acid.[4] French sorrel is hardy in most regions, tolerating frost, full sun and short dry spells.[5] It grows quickly to a clump up to 1 metre in diameter, with long leaves up to 10 centimetres in width.
Diameter  1.00
Edible  
Perennial  
Creeping Raspberry

Creeping Raspberry

Details  A native of Taiwan, this spectacular, fast-growing, evergreen groundcover is from the same family as Strawberries and Raspberries.
Common name  Creeping Raspberry
Botanical name  Rubus hayata-koidzumii
Height (m)  0.3
Evergreen  
Edible  
Fruit / berries  
Perennial  
Drought tolerance  
Shade / Sun  Full sun - part shade
Soil type  Most
Liquorice

Liquorice

Common name  Liquorice, Cultivated licorice
Botanical name  Glycyrrhiza glabra
Family  Fabaceae or Leguminosae
Height (m)  1.2
Diameter  1.00
Edible  
Perennial  
Nitrogen fixer  
Wind tolerance  Moderate
Shade / Sun  Full sun - part shade

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