I've decided to plant more perennials in my garden, when I have read the description of many perennials in other blogs. And I thought of Ligularia growing for several years in my semi-shadow garden.
I grow these two varieties of them: Ligularia 'Przewalskii' (Golden Ray) and Ligularia dentata 'Othello' (Golden groundsel)
I've recently watched at another variety of Ligularia dentata 'Desdemona' (Bigleaf Goldenray) in the magazine, and would like to purchase it. These Ligularias attract a large number of butterflies and other insects in my garden.
So I've written in my 'Garden plan 'to do':
1. to divide roots of an old Ligularia
2. to find a place for divided parts in semi-shade
Can anyone who has an experience advise me:
how should I better divide the roots: by hands or a shovel?