Root cuttings can be used to propagate a range of herbaceous perennials in late autumn or early winter when the plants are dormant. It is a particularly successful method for increasing stocks of oriental poppies and Verbascum.
Also suitable for Herbaceous plants, such as Acanthus, and Phlox
Why it’s a good idea to try:
- Root cuttings require no special aftercare
- Large numbers of new plants can be generated from each parent plant
- The plants derived from root cuttings are relatively large and vigorous, especially when new growth is produced.
- Root cuttings are taken in the quiet season in winter when gardeners’ hands are not as full as in summer
- Plants from root cuttings are free of foliar pests and pathogens that might affect their parents, such as stem and leaf nematodes.
And here’s exactly how to do it- from the RHS… Read More