Trimmed all but the top two leaves ( or four leaves if the top two leaves are much smaller than average ) from the stem using a clean sharp pruner. Cool. I was literally laughing out loud. I did several in early June that have already been transplanted back into the garden and are growing vigorously. I have rooted hydrangea under a glass jar over the winter and next spring they are ready. In fact the process that it gives seems very time consuming and hideous. But, I planted them up and they are doing just fine. Put them in the shade and keep them moist. The one that did get roots after I planted it, pretty much dried up and died as well (even though I made sure it had plenty of water). It's been in water about 4 weeks now. Hopefully they will take. hi gladys, you can cover them with thick straw or leaves during winter, here’s a good article https://growbeautifully.monrovia.com/its-a-wrap-heres-how-to-put-hydrangeas-to-bed-for-the-winter/. Hydrangeas are showy, perennial shrubs that produce spectacular flowers. Up until last year we only had 1 blue lace-cap in the yard for probably 25 years! Be very careful not to scratch or damage the main stem. Cool. If you planted them directly in the ground that may have been another mistake. Hydrangea flowers are very beautiful and easy to care for, and they require little attention to remain pretty and healthy. Some varieties root more easily than others, in 3 to 4 weeks you WILL have some roots, the pictures I showed above were at least 3 weeks, and they could have gone another 10 days. If you're weird, I'd hate to say what I am!! Hydrangeas can be easily propagated from semi-ripe cuttings, taken in late summer. Some people don’t like to take cutting… Most always root in several weeks! It's almost just as easy to get some vermiculite and some Rootone, or not, and stick them, keeping them under a see-through plastic cover or bag of some type. then you can set them out in garden in spring . Those are one of my favorite flowers. Like i said the best time to take softwood cuttings of hydrangea is around the longest day of the year. I’m definitely giving that a try. What is the potting media? I am trying to root some for me and my cousins. I'll let you know. My plants are all stressed from the heat but maybe in a few weeks or so, (you'd still have plenty of time to root them)(I took cuttings as late as September last year, they rooted but had to spend the winter in a cold frame.) Any chance of this working this time of year? It is really too easy, once you do it the first time and see those roots, there will be no stopping you!! I have five cuttings of this variety and will put them all together once they have grown a good root system. You may need to mist the interior occasionally. Taking Hydrangea Cuttings in summer. good luck. It also works well with Turk’s Caps and Hibiscus. It's Nov.18th now. Use a moisture meter or the finger method to control your waterings. Not sure what happened. If the leaves in direct contact with the sun are turning yellow/white-ish and browning then it is getting too much sun. Donna it looks like you are doing well rooting in water. Let’s talk about How to Root Plant Cuttings in Water. For me, the bigger task is knowing when to plan them. I’m a new gardener (if you could even call what i have a garden, haha), so these tips are really useful for me. Propagate Hydrangea cuttings in 2 easy steps! I have gotten so many compliments on them and would love to have more but my nursery quit carrying them. Hydrangeas are deciduous plants, so it’s best to propagate them and give them some time to develop roots before they go dormant in winter. I've also done it with a blue lace cap that I've had for about 25 years, several times in fact.Good Luck, you might as well give it a try with several varieties, some obviously root easier than others. it’s definitely easier in some climates. All this to say, I took it home, put it in water, it rooted, and it made me so happy! any time between early May and early September would be good! Roots of Style: Do You Live in a Minimalist Traditional House? And just by sticking in a pot of soil!! I decided last August to take some cuttings from the one bush I did purchase and try it. I am going to use Perlit, it was recommended to help avoid root rot. Stand the stems of the hydrangeas in the hot water … When a healthy root system forms in 4-6 weeks, you can plant them in the garden or a bigger container. Patience is a virtue. My grandmother who had a green thumb taught me this method. I usually keep the bag open for a few hours to let moisture evaporate, and close the bag with the remaining rooting hormone powder for reuse next time. Be sure to change the water a few times a week to keep it fresh. I have two little flower heads that I am waiting to bloom any day now. Some people have rooted them in water, but many others (such as myself) have never been able to make this work. This additional hydration should fully restore freshness to the hydrangea blooms. It is the reason I stopped trying to plant them now & thru summer here in Tx. Keep trying, eventually you'll get the hang of it and then no hydrangea will be safe from your clippers!! Susan Park Cole sent us the picture to the right demonstrating that it is possible to root hydrangeas in water. Looks like I'm now on my way to buy some potting supplies. In September, as temperatures moderate, I reduce waterings back to 1g. Shake the bag till the stems are coated with rooting hormone. As opposed to the hardwood, which is brown and rigid. No misting, but I usually cut off about half of each leaf to take up less room and also to cut down on water requirements. Then, stick the cut end of the cutting into a small pot filled with 1 part potting mix and 1 part sand or vermiculite. Allow the flowers to soak for several hours then remove and place them in a vase. The technique to prepare hydrangea cuttings is surely one of the easiest to follow and allows for cost-effective propagation of hydrangeas. I think I may have had them in to deep. Your email address will not be published. I was hoping I could PLEASE see the powerpoint @goswimmin(7b) mentioned near the start of this thread I am not sure how to tag her one on one so anyone that would like to help me get in touch with her..thank you in advance:)), This is really a very old thread (with a few newer remarks tacked on) so whether or not goswimmin is still participating in GW is up for grabs :-)), However, you will have to look a long time to find another plant that is quite so easy to strike from cuttings as is a hydrangea!! We were only gone for 1 1/2 hours and when we got back they had totally shriveled up, looked like large corn flakes. Check out the website: https://propagateplantslikeapro.comWell, this one took awhile. thank you Julie! I am very new to this site, but I am trying my first rooting from cuttings! Take your cuttings and dip them in a rooting hormone. Hopefully they will come back around. Now I just have to find a friend with hydrangeas . I'll be working on them this weekend.I have no idea how I turned into someone who is so enthralled with these flowers - weird! Do you keep them in shaded areas? Indoors, boil water and pour it into a cup or any container. Put the new hydrangea in a sunny spot, and let the top of the soil dry out between waterings. I've put 3 cuttings in water. . Hydrangea cuttings stage by stage: Remove a cutting with about 2 or 3 leaf joints from the top. What should I do with my hydrangea cutting. Don't be IMPATIENT!! Here’s a super easy way to multiply your favorite Hydrangea plants for free: propagate Hydrangea cuttings! Actually, I think you could even skip that part and put them directly in potting soil as long as there is a plastic bag or fish tank or something over them to hold in the humidity. If the leaves on your hydrangea are particularly large you can cut them down to half their size. I plan to try the same again this winter. Is there a way to send you my email addy privately? ). 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When I bring them in, early October, do I keep the pots in the covered bin, simulating a terrarium, until next Spring? Now that you have a Hydrangea garden, how about painting the bubble-paint Hydrangea flowers? If I check on them in 3/4 weeks then I might add a tad more water, but they really shouldn't need it if you've got your propagation system set up properly; fish tank, bag or whatever. Now I'll be 'stalking' hydrangeas when I'm out & about as I'm starting to like them more & more! How to propagate hydrangeas. 3 Some gardeners like to start cuttings in water, but this is not advised for hydrangeas. Hydrangea cuttings in water are a bit slower to root. Cut just below a leaf node. Mike, I've never sent cuttings in the mail, (just seeds)and I would be concerned about the heat, but maybe 2 day priority would be alright, but I'd prefer to wait until the weather, at least on my end, moderates. The willow tree is a rich source of the indole-3-acetic acid hormone that spurs plant growth. Required fields are marked *, Hello and welcome! This was is in NY, zone 5, with great snow coverage. Dig a hole as deep as the root ball and 2 to 3 times as wide. They are almost impossible to root, have to buy the plants, no other way and they grow way too slowly, life it too short! Shake the bag till the stems are coated with rooting hormone. A 15cm pot is big enough for 8-10 cuttings. Super easy, no art experience required! LOL. If you are propagating large leaf Hydrangea varieties with leaves 3″ across or larger,  trimming the remaining two large leaves in half will reduce the stress on the cuttings to draw up water. He told me the other day I needed to stop the insanity! Read More…, DIY | Decor | Garden | Arts & Crafts | Holiday | Clean & Organize, ©2014-2115 apieceofrainbow.com | Privacy Policy. Oct 26, 2018 - Explore Betty's board "Rooting hydrangea cuttings" on Pinterest. 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