Avatar for ivygates
May 15, 2015 3:16 AM CST

I live in N.Z. and would like to know when and how to take cuttings from chrysanthemums
Image
May 15, 2015 8:39 AM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
I have no use for internet bullies!
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Keeper of Poultry Vegetable Grower Rabbit Keeper Frugal Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level
Plant Identifier Region: Georgia Native Plants and Wildflowers Composter Garden Sages Bookworm
Welcome to ATP.

'When' - Spring in New Zealand (September/October?) is what they advise on New Zealand gardening sites. The Chrysanthemum plants benefit from a good 'haircut' or 'trimming' in the Spring to encourage a more bushy growth habit and more blooms; when you cut back the spring growth you can hopefully grow a new plant from each piece cut from the mother plant.

As for 'how' I usually use a cutting about 6" - 8" long, removing the lower leaves and remove the growing tip, dip into rooting hormone gel and place into damp vermiculite. Pretty good success rate using that method.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
Last edited by greene May 15, 2015 8:39 AM Icon for preview
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.
  • Started by: ivygates
  • Replies: 1, views: 558
Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )