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Dec 23, 2017 9:59 PM CST
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This is an easy one. Simply take cuttings toward the end of the season (before first frost). Put them in a glass of water and watch them sprout roots. Be sure to pinch off any flower heads that might form. And don't leave them near an open window. When temps drop below freezing, they'll succumb.

Once any chance of frost has passed, you can plant your cuttings outside. They'll do very well. Repeat as often as you like.

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Dec 23, 2017 11:28 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River Twp, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Joanna, do you leave them in water all winter? or pot them up after they sprout some roots?
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Dec 23, 2017 11:51 PM CST
Name: Cheryl
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Great idea! I winter over my impatiens, too.
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Dec 24, 2017 3:58 AM CST
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North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
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Weedwhacker said:Joanna, do you leave them in water all winter? or pot them up after they sprout some roots?


I've done both and they both work well. I'm on my third season now!
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Dec 30, 2017 9:38 AM CST
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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Sometimes, I bring the whole plants in to winter over.
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Dec 30, 2017 9:58 AM CST
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North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
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CarolineScott said:Sometimes, I bring the whole plants in to winter over.


Yes! Those would be in pots? Or do you dig them up? Mine are in the ground. If find they do better as cuttings, but I'm in a super-cold winter climate zone. Especially now!
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Jan 3, 2018 8:57 AM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River Twp, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member Bee Lover Butterflies Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Greenhouse Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Enjoys or suffers cold winters
LOL, Joanna -- I think Caroline has a pretty good grasp of "winter climate" Big Grin
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