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penstemon cuttings - too late?

nikki 7nikki 7 Posts: 93

Hello again everyone.

Is it too late to take penstemon cuttings?  I have a lovely red flowering one which I'd like to increase in number.  So - is it the usual procedure of cutting below a leaf node (of a non flowering shoot), dipping in hormone powder and putting in a pot with a see- through plastic bag over the top?  Thanks to all & any replies

 

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,873

    Any time from now to the end of august.

    Usual procedure as you have listed.

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  • Really???? So I should get out there and do my cuttings!!  How about fuscias, when should I take cuttings and will these overwinter??

  • nikki 7nikki 7 Posts: 93

    Thanks very much for your replies, fidgetbones & Verdun.  (I have already taken lots of perennial fuschias successfully using the plastic bag method).  I just love taking cuttings!!  Many of them end up in friends gardens as well as my own.  I also took several cuttings of a surfinia which I bought from the garden cantre for £1 while small.  Now I have seven plants!  (Love a bargain)!

  • Can you take heaucra cuttings??

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