I know people who keep their deciduous azalea cutting under lights all winter. I hadn't heard of Ted's technique before. In any case, I wouldn't worry about it. The only time there seems to be a problem is when they go dormant and don't break dormancy.
Steve Henning, Reading, PA Zone 6
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, john barnes <rnjbar@...> wrote:
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> > I used to have trouble getting my deciduous azalea cuttings to break dormancy in the spring, but Ted Stecki advised me to try keeping them growing under lights through fall, and then inducing dormancy in late winter by removing the light. That has worked well until this year. Because I was away I didn't stop the light until early January, but since then the plants have stopped new growth but show no sign of dormancy. Is there anything more I can do to get them to go dormant? What will be the result if they do not go dormant and they were to keep growing right on through spring?
> > Thank you,
> > John Barnes
> > Greenwood, SC
> > Zone 7B