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Propagating Gaura plants

floraliesfloralies Haute-Garonne SW FrancePosts: 942
Has anyone propagated Gaura plants from cuttings? When is the best time? All of mine have flowering shoots, can I take a small stem from low down in the plant even though it has a flower bud on it?

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 21,852
    The RHS saus softwood cuttings in spring or semi-ripe in summer so yes, have a go and remove the flowering tips.  You'll probably get more than one cutting per stem anyway.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • jayne10bjayne10b Posts: 59
    I’ve taken cutting around this time and they’ve taken.

    just to hijack - do you give yours the Chelsea chop?  Mine are pretty leggy, but wouldn’t want to cut flowers off.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,484
    They’re  very easy from seeds and will flower in the first year. I don’t bother with cuttings now. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • floraliesfloralies Haute-Garonne SW FrancePosts: 942
    Thanks all. I will try cuttings, rooting in water and seeds, it will be interesting to see which take.
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