How To Divide Potted Sweet Woodruff

Question From: F. Caldwell - Lebanon, Kentucky, United States
Q: My potted Sweet Woodruff (in a good size container) is so healthy and starting to cascade down the sides of the pot. I would like to divide it...either by half, or more, perhaps to also use as ground cover. The roots are of course running around and around the inside of the pot, trying to get free. I'm afraid of damaging the plant, considering the circular root system.

A: Trimming off those circling roots at the bottom of the pot will not harm the plant. Then using a sharp knife slice the plant into fours or more and plant the pieces. Be sure to keep the new planting moist. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy