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Hepaticas from root cuttings
« on: January 25, 2011, 07:59:50 PM »
last year I repot my H.henryi and I cut some roots, like I take rootcuttings from my Anemones I try it with the roots from the Hepaticas, I put them in a sandy compost and now a year later I have some nice new plants, I dont no if it will work with H.japonica but I will try it this year.
dit anyone try this also?
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Re: Hepaticas from root cuttings
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2011, 08:10:31 PM »
I forgot the photos, I try it with the first 3
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Re: Hepaticas from root cuttings
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2011, 08:17:13 PM »
last year I repot my H.henryi and I cut some roots, like I take rootcuttings from my Anemones I try it with the roots from the Hepaticas, I put them in a sandy compost and now a year later I have some nice new plants, I dont no if it will work with H.japonica but I will try it this year.  dit anyone try this also?   

Chris I have never tried it, but I certainly will now, as you have such excellent results, well done!
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Re: Hepaticas from root cuttings
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2011, 08:23:25 PM »
sorry some problems with uploading pics, here the next two
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Re: Hepaticas from root cuttings
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2011, 08:57:34 PM »
That's very interesting.
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Re: Hepaticas from root cuttings
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2011, 09:16:00 PM »
I do agree Martin ! very interesting  :D
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Re: Hepaticas from root cuttings
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2011, 10:08:15 PM »
Hi Chris

I would like to try some root cuttings of Hepaticas did you lay them flat on the soil ? Some more  information would be a help to me.  Thank you.

Angie :)
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Re: Hepaticas from root cuttings
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2011, 04:43:08 AM »
I haven't tried root cuttings as such but I once did have some new little shoots come up about 4 months after I had dug out a large plant. They can only have been from roots shooting.
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Re: Hepaticas from root cuttings
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2011, 06:20:30 AM »
Chris
Thank you very much for the hopeful information and illustrated report!
I join to angie's question. Did you lay root or dig them vertically? Did you cut roots at the caudex or use outlying roots?
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Re: Hepaticas from root cuttings
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2011, 06:59:17 AM »
I put the roots in 10cm pots vertically, about 10 for 1 pot, when I pot them up I lay my pot horizontaly so in fact I lay my roots flat, when I set my pot vertically I fill the pot with compost 1cm above the roots, than I water them in and just wait, never let dry the pot out
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Re: Hepaticas from root cuttings
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2011, 09:11:39 AM »
Chris I always feel a bit silly asking these things but I think it's worth it if I can learn something that will   help me. :)
Thanks for you help.

Angie :)
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Re: Hepaticas from root cuttings
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2011, 09:52:10 AM »
A great find Chris !!!  :o
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Re: Hepaticas from root cuttings
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2011, 10:20:35 AM »
Chris
Thank you very much for the hopeful information and illustrated report!
 Did you cut roots at the caudex or use outlying roots?

 That would be my question too....  ??? Looks like outlying roots, but can't be sure.
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Re: Hepaticas from root cuttings
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2011, 10:27:49 AM »
I assumed from Chris's remarks and photos that these were root trimmings cut off the ends at re-potting time and which would previously have been discarded, which makes this a very useful propagation technique.
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Re: Hepaticas from root cuttings
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2011, 10:37:56 AM »
That was my first thought, but when Olga asked the question I was in doubt..... it is a very excting prospect for increase, that's for sure.

When Chris finished his birthday cake- many happy returns of the day, Chris - he'll let us know, I'm sure.
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