Hi I went to the first of this year's AGS Shows/Plant sales yesterday, where they had a series of demonstrations through the day, including one on taking root cuttings. The impression given was that this was one of the most misunderstood techniques, and has the most often repeated myths, in books, and by people who may not have actually done it to any significant extent successfully. The often recommended technique of using the tap root that comes out of the bottom of the pot, such as in the Lawrence Hill diagram on Weldenia in "Propagation of Alpines", rarely working, as the best results always seem to be from a section of root nearest the crown of the plant, this being true of all plants that can be propagated this way. Apparently almost all Morisia monanthos in the trade is propagated by root cuttings, often by cutting off the rosette about an inch below ground and throwing it away, and using the roots in sections, but maybe this being relatively easy, is less susceptible to requiring close to rosette sections. Plants that sucker and have coarse roots with adventitious buds like Anemone hupehensis and some of the hardy geraniums are apparently quicker to produce good plants from root cuttings that trying to make use of the roots with adventitious buds, or the suckers. Can anybody with lots of experience confirm more success with close to rosette sections, and has anybody had good success taking root cuttings of Weldenia. Brian Whyer, Buckinghamshire, England, zone ~8 And the 2nd RHS London show of the year this Tuesday.