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gardenbugde
Smyrna, DE
(Zone 7a)

January 24, 2010
5:14 PM

Post #7491549

I'm going to be experimenting with my Asparagus ferns by taking cuttings and using rooting hormone powder to see if I can get them to root for me. My brother started some from seed... there is one in the pot that is different from the other one and I want more of it! Has anyone done this, and has it worked for you?

Kathy
lakesidecallas
Dandridge, TN
(Zone 6a)

January 24, 2010
6:14 PM

Post #7491730

I've never tried cuttings, but I've noticed little bulbs down among the roots, I bet those would make new plants.
They are basically "throw away" plants here, no one wants them, or the stores will discount them to 50 cents or so.
A shame, they are nice.
gardenbugde
Smyrna, DE
(Zone 7a)

January 24, 2010
8:43 PM

Post #7492156

Thanks, I"ll look when I take the pot apart!
3jsmom31
zone 6a, KY

January 25, 2010
3:23 AM

Post #7493498

If you have multiple stems growing from the soil, you can dig it up and divide the plant, making sure that you have roots/stems on any divisions. That is the fastest way. I don't recall anything about stem cuttings on these asparagus relatives, but it is fun to try.
gardenbugde
Smyrna, DE
(Zone 7a)

January 25, 2010
3:08 PM

Post #7494758

Thanks!

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