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10/08/2013 at 09:28

Hi can anyone tell me what this plant is and can i take cuttings from it, if so how?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29099.jpg?width=518&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29100.jpg?width=518&height=350&mode=max

 

10/08/2013 at 09:37

It's a penstemon, Martin.

Yes, you can take cuttings and this is recommended as they aren't all that hardy.  Look under propagation at the RHS penstemon page:

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?pid=406

 

10/08/2013 at 09:39

Cheers bob thanks for the quick reply

10/08/2013 at 09:52

Hi Martin

its a penstemon. If its in a sheltered place in your garden they can survive the winter. I have 4 in different places in the front and back gardens and so far they have come back every year. To be on the safe side, take cuttings.

10/08/2013 at 11:23

can i seperate these now and plant on?

 

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