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Time to take cuttings?

September 11 2017 at 5:15 PM
Indy Steve  (Login SteveWnindy)
Hummingbird lover 2007

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
Martinsville In.
Zone 6

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Ward Dasey
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Re: Time to take cuttings?

September 12 2017, 7:59 AM 

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.

 
 
Indy Steve
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Hummingbird lover 2007

Re: Time to take cuttings?

September 12 2017, 5:54 PM 

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
Martinsville In.
Zone 6

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Linda
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Re: Time to take cuttings?

September 12 2017, 6:13 PM 

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.

 
 
Dan
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Hummingbird lover 2009

Re: Time to take cuttings?

September 13 2017, 1:46 PM 

I'm definitely not looking forward to doing all the cutting work, but I suppose I shouldn't wait too much longer.
East-central Iowa
Zone 5a

 
 

Nathan
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Hummingbird lover 2013

Re: Time to take cuttings?

September 15 2017, 1:20 PM 

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.
Nathan Motz
Deridder, Louisiana

 
 
Indy Steve
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Hummingbird lover 2007

Re: Time to take cuttings?

September 21 2017, 7:52 PM 

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
Martinsville In.
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Joni
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Hummingbirder 2008

Re: Time to take cuttings?

September 21 2017, 8:13 PM 

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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Indy Steve
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Hummingbird lover 2007

Re: Time to take cuttings?

September 22 2017, 2:59 PM 

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
Martinsville In.
Zone 6

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Kathi and Michael Rock
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Hummingbird Member 2006

Re: Time to take cuttings?

September 22 2017, 8:49 PM 

Steve,

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

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/start-butterfly-bush-cutting-22439.html

I'm sure the fact that your first set of cuttings failed has no reflection on your gardening abilities.
Michael and Kathi Rock
Madison, WI
Zone 5

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Indy Steve
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Hummingbird lover 2007

Re: Time to take cuttings?

September 22 2017, 9:23 PM 

Kathi/Michael --Much appreciated thanks for the vote of confidence.
Steve
Martinsville In.
Zone 6

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D_Kleiser
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Hummingbird lover 2011

Re: Time to take cuttings?

October 1 2017, 1:25 PM 

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.
Far west Chicago 'Burbs, Zone 5a
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Joni
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Hummingbirder 2008

Re: Time to take cuttings?

October 3 2017, 3:55 PM 

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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Indy Steve
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Hummingbird lover 2007

Re: Time to take cuttings?

October 3 2017, 5:31 PM 

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
Martinsville In.
Zone 6

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Ward Dasey
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Hummingbird Moderator 2005

Re: Time to take cuttings?

October 4 2017, 11:24 AM 

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.

 
 
Indy Steve
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Hummingbird lover 2007

Re: Time to take cuttings?

October 4 2017, 1:01 PM 

Ward

Can you post an image so I can see what you are referring to so I will know what to look for?
Steve
Martinsville In.
Zone 6

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Dan
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Hummingbird lover 2009

Re: Time to take cuttings?

October 4 2017, 1:28 PM 

I just started taking cuttings, yesterday. I'd like to finish up today.
East-central Iowa
Zone 5a

 
 
Ward Dasey
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Hummingbird Moderator 2005

Re: Time to take cuttings?

October 4 2017, 2:58 PM 

Sorry Steve, I am not nearly smart enough to post images. The leaves get narrow, cup downward and the plant becomes brittle. Some of us have been having this problem for a few years now although I can't remember who. Lets put it this way, if you have it you will know it. Normally vigorous David Verity cuttings hardly grow and a considerable percentage don't make it.

 
 
Indy Steve
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Hummingbird lover 2007

Re: Time to take cuttings?

October 6 2017, 9:39 AM 

Wondering how many of those who took cuttings in sept. have now up potted those cuttings. Of the ones Ive started certainly amistad, oxyphora, and David Verity need up potting now, may do some today.
Steve
Martinsville In.
Zone 6

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Ward Dasey
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Re: Time to take cuttings?

October 6 2017, 10:55 AM 

I haven't taken them from the cuttings pots yet but it is certainly time. The problem is it is hard to fit all that needs to be done in the time available. It occurred to me the other day while out wandering around the gardens that there was still so much to do - cuttings yet to be taken, Coral bean in need of digging, seeds to be collected. How does time go by so fast? I could hear Santa laughing with Jack Frost at my foolishness just over my shoulder. Maybe gardening is a fools errand by one this fool is willing to take.

 
 
 
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