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Re: "French cut" done to hostas


I'm still not sure what you are saying.  Can you get hostas from pieces of root without any rhizome attached?  Can you take a root that is 10 inches long and cut it into pieces and get
several plants from it?

Chick

BanyaiHsta@aol.com wrote:

> Chick, both roots and rhizomes.
>
> Have used that technique for quite a while, especially with old plants that when divided, you have lots of old root masses and rhizomes that look dead.
>
> I do soak them in bleach, always, and sometimes put some paper or dirt in the bagsto hold moisture. Too much moisture and they rot. Keep in cool dark place - simulate underground area.
>
> One year we had 50+ bags of roots, couldn't get them all planted when they started to grow. Sometimes takes 6-8 weeks to sprout. Like a old potato maybe?
> bruce
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