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Penstemon cuttings

Pam100Pam100 Posts: 82
Hello all. I have penstemon cuttings.  The roots are starting to show through the pot. Should I pot them on or leave them as they are and plant them out next month?  Also do I nip out the tips or not?  Many thanks


  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,743
    I would leave them in their pots and plant out early May.
    It is worth pinching out the tops, which can then be used as further cuttings.
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  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,898
    The ones on the left look as if they could do with pinching out. I would leave them for now as well, but if you don't get them planted within a month or so they'll need potting on.
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  • msqingxiaomsqingxiao Posts: 463
    I planted out one of my bigger cuttings last week. The next morning it was all gone but a small stem left in the ground, despite all the belief that snugs and snails don't touch them.... I guess young shoots are just too tempting!  :|
  • Pam100Pam100 Posts: 82
    Thanks everyone 
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