Asked on Oct 31, 2012
Propagation of shrubs and perennials
When is the best time to snip cuttings for rooting? I have had the strangest luck with all sorts of things. The Angel Trumpets that I would root in the fall, I now find that the top growths root in water just as well during the spring, summer, etc. Also, how long should something be left in the water to root. My dwarf gardenias that I rooted in water grew long and bushy roots, but when I transplanted them into their own little pots, some did not make it. Also, I have waited until this month to transplant last year's cuttings into the ground outside. But am scared that frost my kill them. They are heavily mulched, but what exactly is the time period that a rooted plant like gardenia and angel trumpet should be(1) removed from the rooting medium, kept segregated in little plastic pots, then introduced into the yard. I really like propagation!