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Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
Jan 3, 2011 12:12 PM CST
I have rooted caryopteris by two methods, layering and cuttings. The layering, I admit, has been done by the shrub itself. As I was pruning last fall, several of the lower hanging limbs had rooted, so I pulled them up and plopped them into pots with garden soil for growing on. Some cuttings I made earlier in the summer I simply put in a glass of water and they rooted as well. I've also done pieris japonica this way with good results.
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Jan 4, 2011 9:44 PM CST

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Thanks Angie. I could use some more Caryopteris, so I will give it a try. I didn't realize they rooted so easily. I love the shrub, but here it's only hardy to the snowline, which luckily is about 4 ft., LOL.
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
Jan 5, 2011 8:12 AM CST
Polly: it's one of my favorite fall shrubs and the bees and butterflies love it as well, as you know. I observed more butterflies and bees on my shrub this fall than I could count and it was gratifying to watch them as they busily searched and stored the nectar. Love it! I have Dark Knight and Blue Mist, both wonderful IMO.
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Jan 5, 2011 9:35 AM CST

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I love Blue Mist. I'll go check out Black Night. Thank you. And I will try propagating Blue Mist this year.

Any other plants you have luck propagating please let us know how you do it. Very informative.

I don't have a pieris, as they are only marginally hardy here, but that's good information for a lot of folks.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Mar 20, 2011 10:19 AM CST
I started some Caryopteris from seed using the wintersowing method, it was purely experimental but worked great. Now, if any survived the winter....

I don't know what my problem is with Caryopteris, but I can't seem to keep one alive. I see them in the area, so I know they'll grow here. I love them, and will keep trying!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
Mar 21, 2011 9:46 AM CST
Keep it up, Neal, and you'll get it. If not, I'll be happy to send you some rootings. I have Dark Knight and Worcester Gold; both root well by stem layering as I've found purely by accident when pruning. I love Caryopteris, too!
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Mar 21, 2011 6:43 PM CST
Ooohhh, I have drooled over both of those varieties in catalogs!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
Mar 21, 2011 7:20 PM CST
So I'll check and see what I have left and if I can find more of both, I'll get them in the mail to you. I'll let you know before getting addy.
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Mar 22, 2011 4:17 AM CST
Awesome! Thank you so much! Would you be interested in any Louisiana Irises, Black Gamecock, and/or Sinfonietta, or tall phlox 'Orange Perfection'? I'm fixin' to thin out a mess of those in the next week or so.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Winter Sowing Region: North Carolina Daylilies Roses
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Hemophobic
Mar 22, 2011 7:05 AM CST
Neal, you're so generous! I have Black Gamecock, but would love the Sinfonietta as well as the tall phlox. I won't have time to get those caryopteris(es) (ii?) in the mail to you until later in the week. I'll check with you on Thurs. and we'll square things then. Okay? Fixin' to, I love it! Only us southerners use that term!
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
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gemini_sage
Mar 22, 2011 8:53 AM CST
Angie, how about just wait till next week (or later), certainly no rush, and I'll be heading out of town Thursday through the weekend. It's funny, when I was young I was embarrassed by my country heritage, but nowadays I embrace it. I find myself fascinated by various dialects from different parts of the country, it's part of the richly diverse cultural heritage that is uniquely American Smiling
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Winter Sowing Region: North Carolina Daylilies Roses
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Hemophobic
Mar 22, 2011 6:46 PM CST
I agree to everything you said!
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
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gemini_sage
May 22, 2011 6:46 AM CST
Angie, I've finally been thinning those Louisiana Irises, and kept thinking there was someone else I was going to send some to. Just realized it was you! Send me your addy, and I'll get those in the mail this week for you Smiling
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Winter Sowing Region: North Carolina Daylilies Roses
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Hemophobic
May 24, 2011 6:25 PM CST
Neal: Thanks for remembering me! I haven't forgotten about the caryopteris I promised you. The Dark Knight is growing well and mine is already starting to bloom! But I have to say that my efforts at rooting the cuttings of Worcester Gold that I took earlier this spring weren't successful. I'll grab some fresh cuttings from it while we're in Asheville this weekend and get both those to you as well. Of course, I'll need your addy for that.

Hope your garden is growing well and that you have not suffered from the floods out your way. I can't imagine what the people of Joplin, MO, must be enduring.
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Name: woodthrush
Albrightsville PA
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woodthrush
Jun 1, 2011 5:00 AM CST
Hi Polly
What do you mean by
'here it's only hardy to the snowline, which luckily is about 4 ft., '?
Does is die back if it's covered with snow, or die completely?
I just bought a tray of c. Snow Fairy and Hint of Gold. Now I'm wondering
if I can use them where I wanted.
Pam
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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Jun 1, 2011 5:06 AM CST
Heya Pam! How are you doing? I think Polly meant the part that wasn't covered with snow died back. I believe Caryopteris is considered zone 6 hardy. You're in zone 6 aren't you?
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: woodthrush
Albrightsville PA
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woodthrush
Jun 1, 2011 5:12 AM CST
Hi Neil, I'm still kickin' - lol
I'm zone 4/5 - I usually cover the questionable with a lot of leaves for the winter.
We don't always have temps below -10 in the winter, but I like to prepare for
those deep freezes in January that we see every few years.
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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Jun 1, 2011 5:29 AM CST
Do you typically have snow cover in winter? That would probably be the deciding factor without the leaves.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: woodthrush
Albrightsville PA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Ferns Lilies Container Gardener
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woodthrush
Jun 1, 2011 6:41 AM CST
Yes, plenty of snow cover. But these are liners. Do you think I should keep them potted and in an unheated greenhouse for the first winter?
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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
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gemini_sage
Jun 1, 2011 6:45 AM CST
I think that would be a good idea. I started some from seed last year and set them out in the garden, but they didn't survive the winter. That gives me the impression they're more susceptible to cold damage while young. We had more snow than we have for several years this past winter, but it was on and off.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi

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