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Old Yesterday, 07:53 AM
 
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Even a small plastic container of liriope costs $7 (before tax) in home depot, I need quite many for a small area of steep surface ground cover, I guess it will cost me around $200.

But I also have quite some mature liriope, can I break each of them into multiple pieces. One mature size can easily broken down into 6-8 pieces.

Will they survive after being broken down.

Thanks.
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Old Yesterday, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Yes, just make sure each clump has enough root system to thrive...
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Old Yesterday, 07:58 AM
 
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Yes, this would be quite a common practice in fact.

How to Divide Variegated Liriope | Home Guides | SF Gate
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Old Yesterday, 08:08 AM
 
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Yes you can. I procured a small clump with adequate roots from my neighbor. That clump has grown by leaps and bounds.

You can have some of mine if you want.
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Old Yesterday, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now a Rehoboth Beach Bunny
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Every spring I cut mine down by mowing over them and then divided and replant.
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Old Yesterday, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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My mother in law had a bunch of that. Just buy 4 divide each one in two, plant in ammended soil and fertilize. Next year you can probably divide each in two or more. Dividing them accelerates growth.
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Old Today, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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I have over a hundred of them that came from just two huge clumps, it took me about an hour to break them down. Dunk the whole clump in a big bucket of water and give it a good shake to wash out as much of the soil as possible, this will make it easier to see where to divide.

FYI, I have done the same thing with pink Muhly grass and Fakahatchee grass.
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