Propagation forum: propagating daphne

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Name: Paul Marquis
LAVAL, Qu├ębec, Canada (Zone 4b)
Sep 19, 2011 2:01 PM CST
is it possible at this time of the year?
Name: Rebecca Gardner
Gold Beach, Oregon (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2
Oct 1, 2011 9:38 AM CST
Well I am no expert but since no one answered, I will do so. I have propagated daphne, I cannot remember what time of year it was. I do remember I used sand and perlite and they did root. I would say try it and the worst that can happen is it will not root. I was told later that daphne was hard to strike cuttings with but I did it before I heard that and did not find it difficult.

Try it, nothing to lose but a bit of time.
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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For our friend, Shoe. Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds Permaculture Container Gardener
Oct 10, 2011 5:16 PM CST
Paul, the fall season is the perfect time to root Daphne.

I'd take cuttings where the new (green) wood meets the older (brown) wood. Use a rooting hormone of your choice and for quicker rooting keep your cuttings either on a heat mat, top of a water heater, refrigerator, etc in partial light. Perhaps you know this already so I won't go into detail.

Shoe (Daphne odora lover)

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