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should butterfly bush cuttings be indooors or out/

Posted by kvbch 6 (kbouch@siu.edu) on
Mon, Jul 29, 13 at 8:01

I'll be starting some Butterfly Bush cuttings this week -- using rooting hormone and pearlite and a mist dome....should I put the cuttings down in my cool, dark basement until they take?
Or, leave them outside??

Many thanks.

Kevin
Southern Illinois


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RE: should butterfly bush cuttings be indooors or out/

  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Sat, Aug 3, 13 at 11:30

I've never rooted butterfly bush but I do all my other cuttings outside in the sunlight. You just have to be vigilant about keeping the soil moist.


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RE: should butterfly bush cuttings be indooors or out/

Hi, Kevin

Last June, I took a 6 inch cutting from a butterfly bush that was growing randomly in an abandon parking lot.

I used rooting hormone and put it in a pot with regular potting soil.

I kept it on the north side of my yard where it got bright shade and no direct sunlight.

I kept the soil moist by watering every few days. That September, I planted it. It's now over 5 feet tall and has several blooms. Unfortunately, beetles were eating most of the blooms. I may still get a bloom or two.

Good luck on your cuttings,
Tina


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