scented viola "Etain"

Hi, I have had the above since April and its still going strong. It's a perennial, so can I take a cutting from it? If so what's the best way?


  • Obviously foxed you all on this way

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,056

    I don't know if we were foxed Mark, I was asleepimage 

    I should think you could do cuttings. What's the root like, does it look as though it could be divided

  • Hi Nut, It still looks a bit to small to try dividing. I don't want to kill it

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,692

    I'd do cuttings rather than divide if it's small Mark. image

    and stop waking me up at that hour...I have enough trouble sleeping!  image

  • Thanks Fairygirl, do I do the cutting in the normal way? cut below a leaf node, remove lower leafs?

    Sorry for the early startimage I have to ask these things when I think of them

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,692

    Not done them on violas myself Mark, but I'd guess that would be the way, and if you get bits with a heel it's often easier to get them to root, although I think you can also do them by layering into surrounding soil as they have that sprawling habit which lends itself to that method. Someone will know for sure image

  • thanks for the help

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