When is the best time to divide asters?


When is the best time to divide asters?


Early spring is the best time to divide asters.  Dig up plants in early spring just as new growth begins to appear.  Divide each plant clump into sections with a sharp knife.  Each division should contain several shoots and a portion of the root system.  Replant the divisions immediately.  Keep the newly divided asters well watered through spring and summer.  


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