"Bob Peticolas" wrote in message news:[email protected]
It's expensive because digging divisions of bamboo is much more difficult
than dividing daylillies. What you're paying for is generally the labor.
Also, some varieties of bamboo have a high failure rate when divided. That
can increase the cost substantially for certain bamboo.
Not to mention the supply and demand of a capitalist market. It is
worth what people are willing to pay.
Golden Bamboo is usually very cheap. If you don't mind dealing with a
wicked runner and all the "issues" that come with it you can start
there. Often times you can dig it for free. I have a large stand
growing from a single small cutting from about 18 months ago. It is a
==digging a grove of oldhamii all month==