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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.
May 4, 2016 11:32 PM CST
I don't propagate Agastache by cuttings, but I found a couple links about it for you....
@FBTS, would you please chime in?
Hopefully, some other members will chime in also.
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.|
May 5, 2016 9:46 AM CST
|Agastache are generally "easy" from softwood cuttings. This video might help:|
May 5, 2016 10:07 AM CST
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.|
May 5, 2016 5:13 PM CST
I meant to state that I don't do any propagation of any plants.
Thank you for chiming in with info and sharing your video. I'll have to take a look at it.
Thank you for chiming in and sharing your info.
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.
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! |
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May 5, 2016 8:13 PM CST
| @Danita. It appears some experimentation will be in order. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. I'll definitely try basal stems. Goldilocks |
May 5, 2016 10:44 PM CST
Thank you for chiming in and sharing your experience.