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starting sedum cuttings

Posted by valleyrimgirl 2b (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 27, 07 at 19:31

Has anyone ever tried to start sedums using cuttings from the mother plant?

A few days ago, I took cuttings from these sedums...
jaws,
garnet brocade,
purple emperor,
strawberries and cream,
red cauli,
spectible, variegated
frosty morn,
rosy glow,
stardust,
bertram anderson.

And want to take a few yet from
zenox,
mohrchen,
ewersii,
brilliant,
blade runner.

I am planting them up in the greenhouse and am hoping for lots of signs of new growth in the next few weeks. If so, I would like to then sink them into the ground without disturbing the soil...pot and all...for winter about the end of Sept. If there is no sign of new growth yet, they are all coming into the sunroom for the winter....jungle, here we come!

Object of this experiment...more sedums for the landscaping. I am loving my one plant of strawberries and cream, my one plant of zenox, my one plant of purple emperor, my one blade runner, one red cauli, one jaws, one garnet brocade, etc, etc. Why not two or more of them in the yard, expecially for this time of the year when they are blooming.

What varieties do you all have out there? Any real favorites (besides Autumn Joy)?

Brenda


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RE: starting sedum cuttings

I've done cuttings of Bertram Anderson and another creeping one whose name escapes me now. I don't think i even used rooting hormone - just stuck them into the ground. Laurie sent me cuttings from her Blue Spruce last year but it was in the wooden trough with the semps and some other sedums and didn't make it through the winter. I've never done cuttings from taller upright sedums, but would like to try.


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RE: starting sedum cuttings

I've never tried it, but one of Lois Hole's books talked about Autumn Joy. It said if you just cut off a stem and stick it in the ground it would root. She recommended cutting them back early on, to get a bushier plant. Maybe next year I'll give it a try.
Connie


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RE: starting sedum cuttings

Connie, I did not do any Autumn Joy because I already have 6-10 established plants in the landscaping. Next year though I would like to take the shovel to a few clumps and divide them in half, amend the soil and replant them. I will keep some of the halved sections and sell the others at my perennial sale in May or at the Farmer's Market in the summer.

If these cuttings will root and grow, then I want to take cuttings this winter, from them. Then, next spring I would also be planting out a bushier plant for the landscaping or selling a bushier sedum at the plant sales.

This could be fun yet!

Brenda


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