Monday, February 28, 2011

Fargesia robusta prepares to be divided

I spent an hour digging this plant this morning. Then the cold front blew in, the sky darkened, and the downpour commenced. It didn't fool me this time though. Not like Friday when I got soaked. If the same sequence of events happens only three days apart even I will spot the pattern....most of the time. The good news is that the forecast 70mph winds didn't show up and the tornado watch came to nothing. It's going to be a good week!

This is a wonderful clumping bamboo, maybe my favorite Zone 7 clumper. It's beautiful isn't it. It' just grown too much. It's invading the path and overpowering the plants around it. Hydrangea 'Domotoi' didn't even flower this past summer. I bet I can get at least 6 good sized divisions from it. Plus a few small ones. I'm going to try to site 3 in this general area; I like my triangles.

1 comment:

MulchMaid said...

I have planted several clumps of f. robusta Cambell form to replace some running bamboo that was a little too happy. I hope it will be able to tolerate occasional hot sun in summer until the big pin oak shades it. I'd be curious to know how old your clump is.