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Name: jetjetjet L
southern N.H.-- (Zone 5a)
jetjetjet
Aug 11, 2013 9:15 AM CST
what would be the prefered method
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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threegardeners
Aug 11, 2013 5:02 PM CST
I always had success rooting them in damp soil. Take a cutting with a few leaves and pinch off the leaves. it will root where the leaves were pinched off. Put them somewhere out of the sun until they have their roots.
If you don't like the smell of the flowers you can just cut them off.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
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wcgypsy
Aug 11, 2013 5:08 PM CST
Haven't grown that in many years, but I always just rooted them in water....
I could be wrong...
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Aug 12, 2013 10:14 AM CST
One of our other members suggested using a Forsythe pot for rooting cuttings. There's a very nice step-by-step set of instructions, with a bit of information on specific plants, here:
http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/horticulture/compo...
I've been meaning to try it, but haven't gotten to it just yet.
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