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Digging up Cephalaria gigantea

West Midlands, United Kingdom Gb

I have just had to remove one of these 12 foot tall yellow Scabious like thugs. Now the roots are like thick rope and go down to the antipodes. I have removed 6 compst bags full of them. I was wondering if anyone else had ever removed one? Specifically if the roots are going to produce 1,000's of new plants. I know that you can split the plants, but I hoped that they were like some others which only have buds on the top of the roots and not all the way down.

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Ooohh!! I've just planted one, Ob!! I have another waiting to go in, as well! Mind you, this is at the back of a 10' deep border. Has yours spread??

29 Aug, 2009


Vastly! Keep it well contained and chop back any spreading tendencies as soon as you see them.

29 Aug, 2009


i also have one spritz and it is big. I hope to move it further back than it is come the spring.

29 Aug, 2009


Thanks, both...

29 Aug, 2009

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