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Name: Pamela Gregory
Md (Zone 6b)
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PamelaLynn77
Nov 9, 2016 11:22 AM CST
Im adding few pics could some one please tell me can I propagate the carnation. I bought a bouquet nov 3 or 4. I did not cut them down at all or give them anything but water. They still look almost perfect. If i can try to propagate these can someone please give me the basic idea.
Do I remove the top flower?? That's the one question I cant find the answer to at all, I looked for the past week... I cant find information on google that is the exact type of carnation stems that I have but one or two was close.. including some bouquets on you tube so do I cut the stem down to about 6/8 inch pieces then place in my rooting pots as I have everything else .. I really want to try I know The chances are slim but I dont see the harm in trying but I also wanna do it correctly. im gonna put them in forsythe pots . I know everyday that passes is less chance of them rooting to my understanding so anyone please help me out and give me some answers please...
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The second question. What is the name of this plant and can I propagate it. It may freeze here tonight So I need to get him now.


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Pics got out of order.. three pics of carnations and 2 pics of ? Plant
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Nov 9, 2016 11:57 AM CST
Hi Pamela, lovely plants! I'm not sure of the identity of your shrub so this is just a guess but it reminds me of a type of Weigela (Weigela florida 'Variegata') which can be propagated by stem cuttings.

As for propagating Carnations http://garden.org/plants/searc... you can also propagate them by stem cuttings. I googled and found these instructions: http://homeguides.sfgate.com/m...

Hopefully others will be along soon to offer suggestions as to the shrub identity and tips for propagating.
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Name: Pamela Gregory
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PamelaLynn77
Nov 9, 2016 12:21 PM CST
Heaps of gratitude my friend!!
Thanks for the links also. Plantladylin ((()))
Name: Sue
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sooby
Nov 9, 2016 12:38 PM CST
The variegated plant looks like Linnaea (Abelia) 'Kaleidoscope'

Name: Pamela Gregory
Md (Zone 6b)
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PamelaLynn77
Nov 9, 2016 12:44 PM CST
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Nov 9, 2016 2:14 PM CST
@sooby Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Nov 9, 2016 7:52 PM CST
Hi Pamela, I'm sure you can root carnations but probably not much chance of them rooting from cut flowers. I read the instructions in Lin's link above and I think they are taking fresh cuttings directly from the plant. Cuttings need to have at least some healthy leaves in order to make roots. You never know how long those carnations were in the store before you brought them home, so they may be weeks old. No harm in trying of course, but don't set your heart on it.

The good news is, in spring you can buy bedding plants of carnation and other dianthus for a couple of bucks if you want them in your garden next year. You can propagate those in fall to winter over. Oh, you should also remove the flower from whichever stem you're going to try to root. The flowers are 'stealing' all the energy from the leaves right now.

The variegated plant (I think it's the Abelia, too) looks like it will root easily from stem cuttings, so rush out there before it gets too cold and just cut some stems. If you're lucky some of them will even already have roots starting at the leaf nodes. Plants that trail like that often do root where the stems touch the ground.
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