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Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

November 15, 2008
4:16 PM

Post #5793806

Great article, I picked up a few of these last spring and they are still going strong with nice green color and a few light purple flowers still left. They have even outlasted the fall chrysanthemum planted in the same bed. In our area they were sold as premium annuals at a price of just under $5 ea. I would like to take some cuttings to root and try to save for next spring. You gave great directions on cuttings and I have done that before but have never tried to take fall cuttings and keep them overwinter. Would you have any other suggestions for me?

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Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)

November 15, 2008
6:33 PM

Post #5794183

Overwintering cuttings would require enough light to sustain them for the winter. If you have a nice sunny window, I'd sure try it. You can always cut them back and go again if they get too leggy. They root easily.

I cut 3 plants up into about 15. I had to wait a bit longer for the show, but my 'el cheapo' ways wouldn't let me buy 15 of these plants when I could make more.

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