have lovely dianthus in my garden and would like to share my plants
with some keen gardening friends? What is the best way to propagate
can be grown from cuttings taken in spring or summer. Take fresh,
healthy cuttings from non-flowering shoots and trim the tops off
with sharp scissors. Dip in a softwood hormone powder to stimulate
root growth and plant in a container filled with equal parts of
peat moss and sand. Water well and drain. Cuttings will generally
take three to four weeks to establish themselves.
Gardener, Issue 90, 2002, Page 20
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH.