I'll be leaving in a month while it's still warm and want to cut off an E E to take the bulb with me . I have always dug the bulbs after the first freeze and had good luck . This was gotten at a R U two years ago and it was a leftover . I lucked out when I took it , it's about nine foot tall and grows straight up , beautiful . The bulb is in a huge tub with two little ones coming out from the side . The bulb is about as big as a football . I dug it last year , cutting it off and digging up the first of November . I put it in a bucket with soil , it made the trip fine , transplanting it into a larger tub , bringing the whole thing back with me . It hadn't grown but about three foot all winter . When I got back here , it went into a huge tub and has grown out of site . When I take it back to TeX in a month , it will be put in a huge tub and taken in over the winter . It will freeze if left out .I kept it on the coast in south Texas but it will go to my son in Austin .
All this rambling but the question is , can I safely cut it back , dig and replant such a huge plant ?
Someone out there has more knowledge about it and I thank you .