Time to take cuttings?

Time to take cuttings?

Joined: May 18th, 2013, 9:33 pm

September 11th, 2017, 9:15 pm #1

Seems like a perfect time to start taking cuttings[for next year plants] for those of us who live in colder zones and want to keep certain plants going. Im sure some have already started and I will very soon. Cupheas, Amistad, and Oxyphora are on the list for me. Im going to try and over winter wendys wish in my garage which has an inwall heater.
Steve W.
Martinsville IN.
Zone 6
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Joined: May 21st, 2013, 12:09 am

September 12th, 2017, 11:59 am #2

I took Amistad, Embers Wish and David Verity cuttings a week or so ago. The salvia are blooming from side-shoots so fast that it is difficult to find perfect cutting material. Fortunately the plants are fairly forgiving.
Southern New Jersey
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Joined: May 18th, 2013, 9:33 pm

September 12th, 2017, 9:54 pm #3

Seems like a perfect time to start taking cuttings[for next year plants] for those of us who live in colder zones and want to keep certain plants going. Im sure some have already started and I will very soon. Cupheas, Amistad, and Oxyphora are on the list for me. Im going to try and over winter wendys wish in my garage which has an inwall heater.
I had trouble finding any side shoots on my sal oxyphora, but you do what you have to at this time of year. My black and bloom are potted, still debating on the direction to go with those.
Steve W.
Martinsville IN.
Zone 6
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September 12th, 2017, 10:13 pm #4

Seems like a perfect time to start taking cuttings[for next year plants] for those of us who live in colder zones and want to keep certain plants going. Im sure some have already started and I will very soon. Cupheas, Amistad, and Oxyphora are on the list for me. Im going to try and over winter wendys wish in my garage which has an inwall heater.
I just started some david verity, shumannii, Embers wish, Mulberry Jam, and Betsy's choice. Betsy's choice went limp quick. Will see if I have to take more cuttings.
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September 13th, 2017, 5:46 pm #5

Seems like a perfect time to start taking cuttings[for next year plants] for those of us who live in colder zones and want to keep certain plants going. Im sure some have already started and I will very soon. Cupheas, Amistad, and Oxyphora are on the list for me. Im going to try and over winter wendys wish in my garage which has an inwall heater.
I'm definitely not looking forward to doing all the cutting work, but I suppose I shouldn't wait too much longer.
Dan
East-central Iowa
Zone 5a
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Joined: July 29th, 2013, 2:35 pm

September 15th, 2017, 5:20 pm #6

Seems like a perfect time to start taking cuttings[for next year plants] for those of us who live in colder zones and want to keep certain plants going. Im sure some have already started and I will very soon. Cupheas, Amistad, and Oxyphora are on the list for me. Im going to try and over winter wendys wish in my garage which has an inwall heater.
I'm thinking about taking some Cuphea DV cuttings this year. I'd love to have at least 2-3 more in my yard. The one I have now has been blooming since the first week of June and is showing no signs of stopping.
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Joined: May 18th, 2013, 9:33 pm

September 21st, 2017, 11:52 pm #7

Seems like a perfect time to start taking cuttings[for next year plants] for those of us who live in colder zones and want to keep certain plants going. Im sure some have already started and I will very soon. Cupheas, Amistad, and Oxyphora are on the list for me. Im going to try and over winter wendys wish in my garage which has an inwall heater.
Certainly DV is one of the easiest of all cuttings to root in my experience. Speaking of after 8 days giving the tug test cuphea DV are rooted, schumannii not so much. Sal oxyphora and amistad both pass the test. Wendys Wish may take a few weeks. This year I decided to go with putting several of one type in a pot and keep under a cutting dome rather than go with my norm of each cutting in a cup style dome. I wanted to take the WW cuttings in case the mother plants dont survive my garage.


Steve W.
Martinsville IN.
Zone 6
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Joined: March 6th, 2008, 2:20 am

September 22nd, 2017, 12:13 am #8

Seems like a perfect time to start taking cuttings[for next year plants] for those of us who live in colder zones and want to keep certain plants going. Im sure some have already started and I will very soon. Cupheas, Amistad, and Oxyphora are on the list for me. Im going to try and over winter wendys wish in my garage which has an inwall heater.
I collected some Porterweed cuttings about 2 weeks ago & so far so good (purple & dwarf red). I have Salvia seedlings that never got planted & still quite small so might pot them up to next size. I know it is late but think I will be collecting a few cuttings of some rarer types that I have to mail order or drive far for & see what happens. I know it is a bad thing but I get burnt out & neglect plants on & off Oct. through Dec. I am going to try & be better this year.

Joni
Elwood, IL
Zone 5b
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September 22nd, 2017, 6:59 pm #9

Seems like a perfect time to start taking cuttings[for next year plants] for those of us who live in colder zones and want to keep certain plants going. Im sure some have already started and I will very soon. Cupheas, Amistad, and Oxyphora are on the list for me. Im going to try and over winter wendys wish in my garage which has an inwall heater.
The butterfly bush cuttings I took some time ago turned black and failed. This was surprising to me as I have been doing this for years and rarely anything fail that has started to root. So was the rooting powder contaminated and was the cutting too wet. Either way the no quit in me says I will try again. This time I will take many more than just 3 cuttings and this time take the caution of having a totally sterile work conditions pots, tools, etc. Normally this is not such a big issue or maybe the cuttings just werent that viable.
Steve W.
Martinsville IN.
Zone 6
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Joined: June 21st, 2006, 1:24 pm

September 23rd, 2017, 12:49 am #10

Seems like a perfect time to start taking cuttings[for next year plants] for those of us who live in colder zones and want to keep certain plants going. Im sure some have already started and I will very soon. Cupheas, Amistad, and Oxyphora are on the list for me. Im going to try and over winter wendys wish in my garage which has an inwall heater.
Steve,

I have never grown Butterfly Bush from cuttings, but maybe this link might help:

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/start-butt ... 22439.html

I'm sure the fact that your first set of cuttings failed has no reflection on your gardening abilities.
Madison, WI
Zone 5a
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September 23rd, 2017, 1:23 am #11

Seems like a perfect time to start taking cuttings[for next year plants] for those of us who live in colder zones and want to keep certain plants going. Im sure some have already started and I will very soon. Cupheas, Amistad, and Oxyphora are on the list for me. Im going to try and over winter wendys wish in my garage which has an inwall heater.
Kathi/Michael --Much appreciated thanks for the vote of confidence.
Steve W.
Martinsville IN.
Zone 6
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Joined: September 10th, 2011, 4:19 pm

October 1st, 2017, 5:25 pm #12

Seems like a perfect time to start taking cuttings[for next year plants] for those of us who live in colder zones and want to keep certain plants going. Im sure some have already started and I will very soon. Cupheas, Amistad, and Oxyphora are on the list for me. Im going to try and over winter wendys wish in my garage which has an inwall heater.
Just a first few today. Three Cuphea llavea and three Cuphea x David Verity. I used Clonex on half and Rootone on the others. All in new potting soil, in a big six-pack, wrapped in mesh for squirrel protection.
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Joined: March 6th, 2008, 2:20 am

October 3rd, 2017, 7:55 pm #13

Seems like a perfect time to start taking cuttings[for next year plants] for those of us who live in colder zones and want to keep certain plants going. Im sure some have already started and I will very soon. Cupheas, Amistad, and Oxyphora are on the list for me. Im going to try and over winter wendys wish in my garage which has an inwall heater.
I used rooting powder in the past & didn't notice any difference. Most of my "cuttings" are broken branches/stems & just stuck in a pot where there isn't a plant anymore. Have great luck even if pot mix is old. If I'm in the middle of something, I sometimes just stick the piece in the pot of the plant it was broken off of. It if takes, I carefully remove it later & pot in it's own pot.

I have quite a few out there from spring through now & noticed some takes, especially a couple of 'Orange Sceptre' Butterfly bush cuttings when I cut it back in spring. Porterweeds have yellowed some but are hanging in there. 'Vermillionaire' doing well.

Joni
Elwood, IL
Zone 5b
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Joined: May 18th, 2013, 9:33 pm

October 3rd, 2017, 9:31 pm #14

Seems like a perfect time to start taking cuttings[for next year plants] for those of us who live in colder zones and want to keep certain plants going. Im sure some have already started and I will very soon. Cupheas, Amistad, and Oxyphora are on the list for me. Im going to try and over winter wendys wish in my garage which has an inwall heater.
Everyone has their own ideas about what works and what doesnt for them. I have done both but it seems for me that rooting powder does help. I also sometime strip or score the outer layer of a cutting and that sometimes helps.
Steve W.
Martinsville IN.
Zone 6
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Joined: May 21st, 2013, 12:09 am

October 4th, 2017, 3:24 pm #15

Seems like a perfect time to start taking cuttings[for next year plants] for those of us who live in colder zones and want to keep certain plants going. Im sure some have already started and I will very soon. Cupheas, Amistad, and Oxyphora are on the list for me. Im going to try and over winter wendys wish in my garage which has an inwall heater.
The David Verity cuttings taken in September have already developed the cupped and twisted brittle leaf problem. Darn. I will probably dig an established plant up and winter it on the porch as a back-up. The plants the suffer from this eventually recovered and grew between 3 and 4 feet tall but after they were planted took at least a month to completely mend. It would be a shame to lose this fantastic plant altogether.
Southern New Jersey
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