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Buddleia cuttings?

Hi all,

Is it too late to take cuttings now? 



  • I want to take cuttings of some of my perennial plants too, but I feel that it is far too hot to do that now.  In fact I don't think they would take.  However if you feel the need to try Vegplotmummy then I would strongly recommend that you put the cuttings in the shade either in a pot or directly into the soil, remove almost all the leaves from the cutting and water well - what do others suggest?
  • Thanks @Guernsey Donkey2 The reason I asked was I've just taken my 2 little ones to our local park and I've spotted 2 of the plants. Didn't even know they were there! Bonus 😁
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,570
    edited August 2018
    Yes,too late,  Most shoots will be flowering now and you want semi ripe unflowered shoots.
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,006
    And preferably permission since they're not yours.  Better to wait till spring when the parks gardeners do the annual prune and ask them for a few bits.  They'll root quickly enough at that time of year.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Thanks @fidgetbones will have to remember where they are. 
    @Obelixx I live in a rural village, we don't have park gardeners! lol tbh were lucky to have a playground
  • Sorry sent that too early, thats what little toddlers fingers do 🙈. It's a community area run by the local committee. Everyone knows everyone in this village. If you trump too loud someone will know it's you!!! 🤣🤣🤣
  • ChrisWMChrisWM Posts: 214
    Strewth. I find it pops up everywhere in my garden via self-seeding, despite my best endeavours. 
    If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. Cicero
  • 😂😂 I plan to use it in my cutting garden @ChrisWM so it shouldn't get the chance to self seed  
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,754
    Do you mean cutting - as in flowers for the house VPM? They don't last in water for any length of time. 
    If you want a specific variety VPM - better to ask someone on the forum if they can do you a bit. They'll take at almost any time of year in my experience.  :)

    I take it you mean the common one Chris  - the pale lilac ones that grow everywhere. The named varieties aren't invasive in the same way - unless you cut a bit off and leave it in the ground  ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Yes @Fairygirl It's for vases in the house. I've read they make good cutting flowers? I just assumed I would have to seal the stems to stop the droop. 
    It's a white one, is there only two white varieties? Profusion and Bouquet? Do you know how to tell the difference in the varieties? 
    That's good to know a cutting could take anytime, worth a try then isn't it. 
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