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07/07/2013 at 11:56

Hello again everyone.

Is it too late to take penstemon cuttings?  I have a lovely red flowering one which I'd like to increase in number.  So - is it the usual procedure of cutting below a leaf node (of a non flowering shoot), dipping in hormone powder and putting in a pot with a see- through plastic bag over the top?  Thanks to all & any replies


07/07/2013 at 12:08

Any time from now to the end of august.

Usual procedure as you have listed.

07/07/2013 at 12:50

Excellent time for cuttings.  And it means you will have good sized plants by autumn that I would overwinter in the greenhouse.

07/07/2013 at 19:08

Really???? So I should get out there and do my cuttings!!  How about fuscias, when should I take cuttings and will these overwinter??

07/07/2013 at 19:50

Yep..cutthings of fuschias too if you want decent sized plants to overwinter.

Just taken some cuttings always....of perennials to give me even more flowering plants next year

08/07/2013 at 00:50

Thanks very much for your replies, fidgetbones & Verdun.  (I have already taken lots of perennial fuschias successfully using the plastic bag method).  I just love taking cuttings!!  Many of them end up in friends gardens as well as my own.  I also took several cuttings of a surfinia which I bought from the garden cantre for £1 while small.  Now I have seven plants!  (Love a bargain)!

08/07/2013 at 08:20


Those surfinia cuttings will grow fast and flower, prob in August

08/07/2013 at 08:35

Can you take heaucra cuttings??

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