Propagating Root Cuttings
- Scrape the soil away from the outside of the crowns and carefully detach a few roots.
With potted plants, remove plant from pot and tease out a few suitable roots for propagation.
Cuttings can be taken at most times of the year providing the soil is not frozen.
- Pencil-thick woody roots should be cut into 40-50mm (2") sections then inserted vertically into the compost, ensure that they are the correct way up.
- Thinner Fleshy roots should be cut into 50-75mm (2"-3") sections and laid horizontally on the compost surface then lightly covered with compost.
- When shoots emerge in the spring, lift the young plants carefully from the compost and repot into suitable sized pots and grow on in a frost free environment until they are sufficiently established to be planted out into their final quarters.