an easy way to propagate cardinal flower with my pond
Some of my stems flopped over in my yard last summer and I decided to see if one of them would root in my pond. I put it in upright in a foot of water without cutting the up the stem. I only removed the flowers. But of course it kept falling over on its side and I just left it floating, A few weeks later I noticed growth along multple points along the stem with roots forming. They were small and I decided to not bother to try potting them up in the fall since I had no where to put them.
Throughout the winter, the roots got longer.
Today when I decided to start cleaning up the pond, I had 6 of these growths from a single stem.
I still have to see if they will survive being potted up in soil.