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How and when can I propagate Surfinia?

Posted by anaman UK (My Page) on
Mon, May 7, 07 at 4:21

I have bought about ten surfinia petunias this year to put in hanging baskets. Since these plants cannot be raised from seed, I assume that cuttings can be taken.

If so when is the proper time, and how should the cuttings be looked after until next spring?

Thanks for any help offered.


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RE: How and when can I propagate Surfinia?

There is very informative info in the GardenForumHorticulture site in the UK with regards to growing these. It states that cuttings can be taken in Spring or Fall and that if you plant these next to a different variety of petunias they will produce seed.


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RE: How and when can I propagate Surfinia?

PLEASE HELP IM STRUGGLING WITH SURFINIAS AND FUCHSIAS


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RE: How and when can I propagate Surfinia?

Fuchsias are dead easy. I got this tip from a professional grower at my local flower show. All you need to do is pinch off the terminal bud and top two leaves of a branch and put it in a pot of compost. Place it under a plastic bag or similar cover to stop dehydration. I did my last batch under the cover of a transparent box which some salad came in. Keep the soil moist but not wet. The little cuttings will root very quickly ie in less than a week. If you have an established fuchsia you will already be pinching out the growing tips to train it so you have a huge supply of cuttings material. These little cuttings root much faster than longer pieces of stem.


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