Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Lower South

June, 2007
Regional Report

Web Finds

Propagating Shrubs from Cuttings
This Web site on Propagating Shrubs from Cuttings from the University of Georgia is a great reference for propagating plants from the landscape. Learn techniques for rooting various types of cuttings, layering plants, making divisions, and constructing a homemade mini greenhouse for rooting cuttings. [Note: This Web site is no longer available. Plant Propagation by Stem Cuttings: Instructions for the Home Gardener may be helpful.]

Favorite or New Plant

Batface Cuphea
Batface cuphea is a drought-tolerant annual that loves a sunny exposure. It has a prostrate growth habit reaching a little over a foot high and several feet in width under good conditions. Batface cuphea is well suited for a landscape bed, hanging basket, or container. The plant blooms from spring to frost, bearing tiny elongated purple and red blossoms that resemble a bat's face. This unusual flowering plant does well with minimal care and is not prone to insect or disease problems.


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