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Old 11-04-2008, 02:20 PM
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Can anyone tell me when and how to take cuttings from a confederate rose to generate new plants??? I've tried but failed. They are just so beautiful and I'd love more in my yard. Thanks
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:15 PM
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Here ya go....


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Old 11-04-2008, 03:32 PM
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I also have tried a couple times and failed...Not sure why....!

Thanks Uni for information! Will try again !
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Old 11-04-2008, 04:21 PM
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Each year, just before the first hard freeze arrives, is when
I usually take cuttings from my Hibiscus mutabilis plants ("Confederate Rose").
They are currently blooming like crazy here.

When I cut them back, I will also strip off any remaining foliage and flower buds,
leaving only the tenderest new shoots at the growing tip.
If the stems are long, I cut them to lengths of about 1 to 2 feet,
and put them all into a bucket with about 6-8 inches of water in it.

I leave them that way in a warm place (my glasshouse) through the winter months,
checking weekly to be sure the water level is good and that there is no sign of rot.
I have rarely had any trouble with them - but if so, I would replace the water,
and make new cuts, discarding any tissue that appeared questionable.

By springtime, they have always been well-rooted and
ready for sharing or transplanting directly into my own garden.

I believe that this method would work just as well at any time of the year when the plant is actively growing.

Hope that helps.
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Old 11-04-2008, 06:02 PM
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ZuZu, Thanks so much...That helps me alot!!! Will give it another try....
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Thanks a ton for this info. I will cut them today. We had a light freeze two nights ago, but all is well. The confederate leaves are already shedding, so I think this is a good time. Thanks again.
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Old 11-17-2008, 08:00 PM
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ZuZu, I do mine the same way that you do, but I always add a few drops of harmone booster.
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ditto on the root hormone. I had some in water but after a week or 2 in just water with one root nub emerging between 2 branches, I got impatient not wanting to lose them to rot. root stimulator brought out the roots quickly. now they are in soil with leaves & branches emerging. its very exciting.
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