Root Cuttings

Many people take cuttings from stems and even leaves, but there is another way which is successful for some plants, and can be done in the winter, when plants are dormant (this demonstration was done in January).  Root cuttings can be taken from the following plants:  Acanthus, Anchusa, Brunnera, Catanche, Crambe, Dicentra, Dictamnus, Echinacea, Eryngium, Anemone japonica, Nepeta, Papaver, Phlox, Primula, Rhus, Romneya and Verbascum.


The demonstration is by John Horsey, who runs courses in Horticulture and Garden History.  For more information, see