I have a lovely lacecap hydrangea that I would like to propagate. Do you have any suggestions?
Plant propagation, or reproduction, is a pleasurable and low-cost way to get more plants.
Plants can reproduce sexually (from male and female plant parts that produce a seed) and amazingly, vegetatively or asexually from little bits of themselves. Some asexual plant propagation methods include divisions, cuttings and layering. For broadleaved evergreens and shrubs like hydrangea, barberry, cotoneaster, Scotch broom, daphne, forsythia, mock orange, firethorn, lilac, viburnum and weigelia, it is best to make “semiripe” cuttings from the current year’s growth taken in summer to autumn. (Continue reading...