How to to propagate perennialsDesign by Andrea DeLong-Amaya/Julie Krosley • Photos by In Churl Yo
Adapted from Native Plants Magazine Fall 2004 VOL. 21, NO. 1.
Collect the necessary tools, including rooting medium, a container with drainage, sharp pruners, and rooting hormone.
Select 3- to 6-inch-long tips from stems and keep them shaded, cool, and immersed in water until ready for processing.
Strip away the bottom inch of leaves on the stem and remove buds or blooms. Make final fresh cut at a 45-degree angle.
Apply powdered or liquid rooting hormone per directions. Experiment with different rooting hormones for best results.
Place cutting in rooting medium. Cover with ventilated plastic to keep humidity high and place in indirect sunlight.
Most plants root in 5-30 days. Plant cuttings into potting soil or directly in the ground. Keep moist until roots are established.