Cuttings: root

Root cuttings can be used to propagate a range of herbaceous perennials in late autumn or early winter when the plants are dormant. It is a particularly successful method for increasing stocks of oriental poppies and Verbascum.

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Taking root cuttings. Credit: RHS/John Trenholm

Quick facts

Suitable for: Herbaceous plants, such as Acanthus, oriental poppies and Phlox
Timing: Mid-autumn into winter
Difficulty: Easy

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