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GrammaChar
May 4, 2016 5:29 PM CST
Can agastaches be propagated by cuttings? If so, do I treat them as I do the salvias?
Thanks for your help.
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Marilyn
May 4, 2016 11:32 PM CST

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@GrammaChar

I don't propagate Agastache by cuttings, but I found a couple links about it for you....

http://www.gpnmag.com/article/perennial-solutions-agastache-...

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/cuttings-agastache-rupestris-22...

@FBTS, would you please chime in?

Hopefully, some other members will chime in also.

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GrammaChar
May 5, 2016 12:04 AM CST
Thank you, Marilyn. Those links were very helpful. Having read that these plants are deer resistant, I'd like to have more of them. Drought resistant and good for pollinators are additional benefits.
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FBTS
May 5, 2016 9:46 AM CST
Agastache are generally "easy" from softwood cuttings. This video might help:

http://www.fbts.com/salvia-softwood-tip-cuttings.html

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GrammaChar
May 5, 2016 10:07 AM CST
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
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WardDas
May 5, 2016 1:06 PM CST
Yes, and this is the time of year to take them, fall cuttings don't work so well. And yes, you treat them like you treat salvias.
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
May 5, 2016 5:13 PM CST

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@GrammaChar

I meant to state that I don't do any propagation of any plants. *Blush*

@FBTS

Thank you for chiming in with info and sharing your video. I'll have to take a look at it.

@WardDas

Thank you for chiming in and sharing your info.
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GrammaChar
May 5, 2016 7:21 PM CST
The reason I asked about propagation is that my salvias are of the "Acapulco" type, which I assume are hybrids that will not self seed. I'm going to try tip-cuttings of non-flowering stems. I'll post an update.
Thanks to all for your help. Greatly appreciated.
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Danita
May 5, 2016 7:34 PM CST
It's been a while, but I seem to recall that Agastache rooted best from cuttings taken from the flush of strong basal growth, but taken right as the stems were firming up. Not too soft, not too hard. I guess you could call that taking Goldilocks-style cuttings...just right! Hilarious!
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GrammaChar
May 5, 2016 8:13 PM CST
Thank You! @Danita. It appears some experimentation will be in order. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. I'll definitely try basal stems. Goldilocks Hilarious!
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
May 5, 2016 10:44 PM CST

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@Danita

Thank you for chiming in and sharing your experience.
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

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