dividing a dianthus

rdh1994(z5 IL)May 31, 2008

I have a Firewitch Dianthus that is growing near my driveway and it's gotten large enough so that a section of it is actually laying over onto the driveway and not on any soil at all but is blooming and doing fine. I would like to take the section that is laying over onto the driveway and transplant it. Can I just cut this section and lay it into some soil and water it and it will root and grow? If not, how would I go about this and when is the best time to do this?

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laceyvail(6A, WV)

You can't really divide Dianthus, but it is very easy to root sections of it; in fact, at least in my soil, sections of them often root themselves. Just cut out the part you want, strip off leaves and stick it in soil in a pot. Keep the soil moist and the pot in bright shade until you see some new growth. That will indicate that rooting has taken place and you can plant it in the garden.

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