Sedum forum: Showy stonecrop propagation questions

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UrbanWild
Aug 14, 2016 5:35 PM CST
Below is a picture of an unknown showy stonecrop my folks have. As you can see it is about to flower (pink). I am guessing now is not the time for taking cuttings. Do they readily sprout from seed? Can cuttings be taken after flowering? Can I get multiple cuttings from each stem? It has been 10-15...maybe more years since it was planted...never moved or thinned.

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Aug 14, 2016 5:50 PM CST

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Hi UrbanWild,
What part of the country/world do you live in? This can determine if it is to late to try cuttings this year.
I have done cuttings from bloom stalks in late summer. You can make several cuttings from a stalk if there are enough nodes. The nodes are where the pieces will send roots out. Stick them in good loose soil and keep moist.
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UrbanWild
Aug 14, 2016 6:01 PM CST
valleylynn said:Hi UrbanWild,
What part of the country/world do you live in? This can determine if it is to late to try cuttings this year.
I have done cuttings from bloom stalks in late summer. You can make several cuttings from a stalk if there are enough nodes. The nodes are where the pieces will send roots out. Stick them in good loose soil and keep moist.


KY. Still hot/humid as anything here.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Aug 14, 2016 7:00 PM CST

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It sure wouldn't hurt to give it a try. You still have quite a bit of growing season left. Keep the cuttings in a more shaded area so the don't stress as much.
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