Fall Dividing All Gold Hakonechloa Forest Grasses - November 2023

The star of our garden are the All Gold Hakonechloa Japanese Forest Grasses.  I have two colonies of them - one in front and one in back.  I have a dozen places where I could use more, but they are always very expensive and rarely go on sale.  So...I thought they might be a good candidate for Fall Division.  

I selected one to test this Fall - in the front IB2DWs bed.  And only chose one because I haven't divided these before.  They've been really hard to get established, so I didn't want to put too many of them at risk.  But...if this works this year, I'll divide a few in the Spring and then even more come Fall 2024.

Here's the before - I was targeting the largest one in the back.

And, here's the after -below.  My process for this was to first tie-up the grass blades, so I could get a good shot at digging out the clump.  Below is the grass all tied-up.

I opted to divide it FIRST into half.  Then, I took one of the halves and divided that again.  Leaving me with three plants - one larger one, two smaller ones.   Here, below, is one of the halves:

I have a section of the border that is full of Hostas.  Hostas that I once loved, but now find a lot less interesting.  I dug a couple of them out and stuck the two smaller All Gold Forest Grasses in the border.  This will be a spot where I could use some bright foliage:

And here's the other half - that I put back in the original location - below:

That is a +2 in 'free plants'.  

I'm posting this in November 2023, but I did this dividing and transplanting in mid-October 2023.

My 2023 Fall Planting List - so far - includes a number of new and divided plants.  

Now up to 49 new plants.  And 8 new via division.  57 total for 2023 #FallPlanting.  21 of them are groundcover plants.  Five sedums.


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