Dividing and transplanting Bergenia Cordifolia

Asked July 2, 2017, 10:37 PM EDT

Hello, I have big, healthy bergenia plant. I would like to divide and transplant part of it to another location in my garden. What is the best way to do this? And when is the best time? If possible, I would like to do this in the fall. Thank you for your help. --Nancy Giguere

Ramsey County Minnesota dividing perennials horticulture

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Hello,

Thank you for your questions.

Please follow this link for info on how and when - http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/landscaping/implement/DividingPerennials.htm




















Hello,

Thank you for your questions.

Please follow this link for info on how and when - http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/landscaping/implement/DividingPerennials.htm

I followed the link and learned that spring-blooming perennials should be divided in the fall. However, the chart recommends that bergenia be divided in the spring or summer. Is this because Bergenia has a rhizome and needs time to set roots?