I am addicted to the 1.00 clearance rack a Lowe's. I got chrysanthemums in several colors, and here they will bloom all fall, most of the winter, and again in spring, so I was very happy. Then when I was planting I broke off two nice size stems. I brought them in trimmed the leaves off, cut the large one in two and put them in a cup of water in my kitchen window. Less then a week later they are all growing little roots. I'm so thrilled, I kind of want to go cut more.
My friend wants cutting of my roses, it looks easy, but I haven't tried it.
I would love to hear what others have successfully, or even unsuccessfully started with cuttings.
I too have rooted mums from cut flowers, including some very exotic "spoon-petal" varieties that might have been hard to find otherwise. I would guess that any cut stem that includes a node or a branch has a chance of rooting. Years ago at college I would raid the dumpsters of the botany and horticulture research greenhouses, and obtained quite a few exotic things that way! The key is to just not count on it working every time, and being thankful when it does...
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