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By Alextb

London, England Eng

I was out and saw a floprist selling bunches of carnations at 50p 'reduced to clear', and as they looked healthy I bought them, as my Nan used to grow carnations and told me that they can reroot.

I bought them home and did some chopping to shorten the stems slightly, and then wet the ends and dipped them in rooting powder.

How long will they take to root approximately, and when should they be planted in the garden after rerooting?

Any advice welcome

Thanks in advance




The kind of carnations sold by floprists (some sort of very camp flower seller?) are too tender to grow outside in the garden, they are greenhouse plants. Cannot help with rotting times as I have never tried with Carnations. You may want to remove the flowers on them though.

10 Jan, 2011


O.k Thanks Owdboggy

10 Jan, 2011


I too take cuttings from shop bought carnations, usually supermarket chain shops. The multi flowered stems not the single head stems. I take the leafy shoots which grow along the stem and put those in a jar of water. Very quickly they will put out roots which can then be potted up. They will flower and survive outside.

11 Jan, 2011


Thanks Scotsgran

11 Jan, 2011

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