RE: [gardeners] buddleia needs help

margaret lauterbach (
Wed, 07 Jun 2000 10:48:04 -0600

At 10:37 AM 6/7/2000 -0600, you wrote:
>At 08:53 PM 6/6/00 -0500, you wrote:
>>You might want to take a few softwood cuttings, too, while you're at
>>in case you lose the plant.  Buddleias root easily.  Just treat them like
>>cuttings, and cut away about half to two-thirds of the leaves you leave on
>>cutting, to put less stress on them.  In about a month, you'll have
>backups to
>>give away when you realize your buddleia survived.  :)
>> Barb in Southern Indiana  Zone 5/6
>>    A root is a flower that disdains fame.
>Thanks Barb, I took your advice and put all the cuttings in water.  They
>perked right up, and now look normal.  So yes, at least I'll have backups.
>If I remember to keep them watered.  :-)
Don't leave them in water, Barb. Roots formed on cuttings in water are not
the same as roots formed in soil, and are brittle to boot. Put potting soil
in on top of the water at first, then gradually add more soil as time goes
by. Margaret L