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30/09/2013 at 22:55

I have grown monardia for the first time this year and noticed quite a few small new shoots at base. I'm wondering wether to divide some of these and plant elsewhere now or if this is wrong time?

01/10/2013 at 11:53

Personally, I'd let them enjoy themselves over the winter as whole plants. Less chance of frost damage and fungal infection in wounds. If they pull through the winter and still look full of vigour, I'd take the divisions off in the spring. Spring is the time for things to grow, so it would be the best time to get the plantlets off to a good start.

01/10/2013 at 14:02

I'd agree, particularly for late flowering plants like Monarda

01/10/2013 at 17:43

Okay I'll leave them in peace then. Thank you both. I'm just chomping at the bit to fill all my borders!

01/10/2013 at 21:11

Hello all, I'm trying to find seed for either Monarda Blaustrumpf or Monarda Scorpion, does anyone have any idea how I can get a hold of them? I see that propagation is by division or root cuttings so does that mean that by seed is impossible?

Also, I live in the north of Italy with dry sandy soil and hot weather, so I presume it would be best to keep them in part shade or a moist shady area?

01/10/2013 at 21:25

It's impossible to get exactly those cultivars from seed lulustar.

seeds saved from them might produce something  vey similar, but might not.

01/10/2013 at 22:18
01/10/2013 at 22:19
Right I understand, thank you!
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