Penstimon - Propagation?

Julia NY(6)June 23, 2008

I have a Penstimon - Husker Red- and am looking for advice on how to propagate this plant.

Thanks for any advice.

Julia

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georgez5il(z5 IL)

Can take cuttings of firm new growth... apply 0.1% IBA (Rooting hormone) Stick in well drained soil & mist taking 15-30 days to root.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2008 at 5:40PM
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Julia NY(6)

How long should the cutting be and does it have to be cut at the base of the plant or just any of the new growth stems?
I have a small jar of rooting hormone I purchased at Lowes so should I just dip the end of the cutting in the horomone?
Keep in the shade or direct sunlight?

Thanks for the help.

Julia

    Bookmark   June 23, 2008 at 7:40PM
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echinaceamaniac(7)

You can root these cuttings in water very easily. I have seen many of these done. If you look at the bottom of the stems, you will notice they have little white bumps that will make roots quickly...at least the one I bought today has them.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2008 at 12:52AM
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ten_steps_ahead(6 NJ)

You can also collect the seed and winter sow them. They reseed readily, at least mine does.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2008 at 11:20PM
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