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

Posted by fleur z5 (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 4, 09 at 12:58

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

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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