Best time to take cuttings? - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
Life & gardens: make them beautiful
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Question by joannakat
September 3, 2017
Hi everyone!

Is there a specific time of year during which cuttings will develop roots quickly and then do really well?

Thanks in advance!

Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
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Answer from Leftwood
September 3, 2017

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It depends. Cuttings from plants native to tropical and sub-tropical regions (like houseplants) usually root at any time of year. For plants native to temperate climates (with summer and winter), there are usually better and worse times, and that will depend on the specific plants you want to root.

Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
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A comment from joannakat
September 3, 2017
Thanks @Leftwood. I'm looking to root cuttings from coleus and creeping phlox. I'm in north-central Massachusetts.

Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
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A comment from Leftwood
September 4, 2017
Coleus will root anytime. Garden creeping phlox are best in spring (remove any flowers or flower buds) or late summer-early fall.

Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
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A comment from joannakat
September 4, 2017
Thank you!

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