Easy plant propagation

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by SweetSilver, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. SweetSilver

    SweetSilver Chillin' With My Peeps

    The thread on the rooting hormone got me thinking about some easy ways to propagate plants without much to-do.

    Which plants?

    What method?

    What timing? (And where do you live? What zone?)

    Problems with weediness in self-sowers? (If someone posts about a superb plant in one area, it's nice to hear whether it's weedy somewhere else.)

    While I'm thinking about all the other plants I enjoy, I first thought about hybrid penstemons, which root very nicely from cuttings I take while deadheading. H-P's are one of the only plants I deadhead, because where I live they can bloom far past Thanksgiving in a mild year. I simply strip the lower leaves off the stem and poke it in the ground or in a pot. My favorite variety is "Garnet", BTW.

    Do you have anything to share?
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2012

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