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RE: gadgets/now hydrangea cuttings

  • Subject: RE: gadgets/now hydrangea cuttings
  • From: "andreah" <andreah@hargray.com>
  • Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2009 17:39:57 -0400

Depends on how big the leaves are. Usually yes, since most are huge. 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Daryl
Sent: Wednesday, August 05, 2009 8:03 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] gadgets/now hydrangea cuttings

Thanks. I'll give that method a try, too. I usually root them in a tall dome

thing on the porch. Some take, some don't, but it's a pain trying to 
remember to keep them damp. The cats are usually on top of it, and I forget.

Do you cut the leaves in half when you stick them?

d

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "andreah" <andreah@hargray.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, August 05, 2009 6:37 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] gadgets/now hydrangea cuttings


> Yes, I do the cuttings, dip them in rooting hormone, put them in small 
> (3-4
> inch) pots in potting mix, water them in, and then set them in a saucer of
> water in the shade. I usually do 2-3 cuttings per pot. I've moved mine out
> into a little more sun now, but they've been in their pots for about a 
> month
> and the preziosa still hasn't rooted so I'm trying to give it a little 
> more
> light. I had four of those cuttings but the skinny ones didn't make it. 
> Same
> with the variegated I'm doing. Only two made it, and they were the thicker
> cuttings.
>
> A
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On 
> Behalf
> Of Daryl
> Sent: Tuesday, August 04, 2009 10:15 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] gadgets/now hydrangea cuttings
>
> Do  you set a pot of them in a potting mix on a saucer of water? Is that
> what I'm reading?
>
> d
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "andreah" <andreah@hargray.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 04, 2009 8:38 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] gadgets/now hydrangea cuttings
>
>
>> Daryl, the best luck I've had with Hydrangea cuttings is to set them in a
>> saucer of water and LEAVE them that way until you are sure they're rooted
>> well. A friend of mine told me that and I didn't believe her. So far so
>> good
>> on the ones I've done this year. I'm getting ready to do some Annabelle's
>> and see how they work. Also, my best luck has been with softwood, but
>> large
>> ones, not skinny. I also put Miracle Grow in the water. I have a H.
>> 'prezioza' that I thought wasn't going to make it but as soon as I put 
>> the
>> container in a sauce of water it started putting out new leaves.
>> A

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