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27/03/2014 at 10:34

Two of my last years largest foxgloves are still standing and have produced loads of small healthy plantlets all up the stem. Has anyone ever tried to take these as cuttings. I really liked the colour of the parent plant's flowers. I know how easy they are from seed - they're everywhere, but I like a challenge. If anyone knows if it can be done please let me know.

27/03/2014 at 14:40

 easier from seed for me, useless at cuttings.

but do the experiment and let us know

27/03/2014 at 16:50

Nothing to lose   Are you going to cut the whole stem and lay in/on compost and see if they root ?  Be interesting to know how you do. 

27/03/2014 at 19:21

Yes, I would be keen to see how that works

27/03/2014 at 19:30

I have never seen that, could you show a photo please.

28/03/2014 at 00:07

I have had lupins do this but not foxgloves. Try laying down, preferrably still connected to the plant, pin if necessary, partially cover with sharp sand and see if they root. The lupin plantlets rooted fine but this is not unusual I think.

28/03/2014 at 11:00

Could one do it with Holly Hocks as it is so difficult to get seeds for the single flowering varieties in the more subtle colours?

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