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My Penstemone (name unknown at present) has seed pods on it. Should i collect the seeds? if so, what do i do next please? t i a

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  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 19,196
    I would take cuttings, penstemons do that very well, quicker than seeds and the same as the parent plant.
    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • MeomyeMeomye Posts: 770
    Thanks @Busy-Lizzie :) Any idea when the best time for cuttings is? 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,434
    Cuttings can be done now. I often cut them back hard at this time of year and use what I've just off for cuttings.
    Devon.
  • MeomyeMeomye Posts: 770
    Thanks @Hostafan1 do you put them in water or straight into pots?
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,434
    in pots for me, about half a dozen round the edge of a 4" pot.
    Devon.
  • MeomyeMeomye Posts: 770
    @Hostafan1 just mpc or add some grit?
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,434
    I usually just use mpc. You can put a plastic bag over them if you want, but I find them pretty easy, although I could never get them to root in water which others have said is what they do. 
    Devon.
  • MeomyeMeomye Posts: 770
    @Hostafan1 thank you. I will get on to it this weekend. 
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