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Cutting from Erysimum?

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Can you possibly tell me how I should take cuttings from my Erysimum Bowles Mauve?, [t's looking very sorry for itself!



this is very easy. chose a non flowering shoot and cut it so it is about 2-4" long. I strip all the leaves off apart from the top inch worth. I dip it in hormone rooting powder and put the whole 2-3" of stripped stem into a gritty/sandy compost or JI no 1 type compost. I then put them in a warm bottom heat propagator and just wait. A friend puts hers into a plastic bag on her kitchen windowsill. They root in about 2-4 weeks at this time of year.

you can also pull off shorter shoots that leave a 'spur or heel' of older stem and pot them as above. both seem to work well.

welcome to GoY too :o)

9 Apr, 2009


That's fantastic - can't wait to have a go!

Thanks so much for your help.

9 Apr, 2009

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