When is it too late in the year to take cuttings?

Fleur(z5)October 4, 2009

I've been taking stem and tip cuttings for several months now and I would like to continue as long as possible. I want to do some phlox, annuals (more petunias and anagallis), eupatorium and maybe hydrangea for example. We had a slight frost here a few days ago and I wondered if that meant the end of my propagating. The plants I want to use didn't seem to be affected by the frost. I do tent the cuttings by placing a whole flat in a kitchen garbage bag and occasionally misting them with a spray bottle to keep the humidity up.

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calistoga_al ca 15 usda 9

I find that propagating late in the season those plants that are deciduous often results in a plant without the necessary stored energy to allow it to leaf out in the spring. Al

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