Agastache and Salvias forum: salvia cuttings to overwinter?

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Name: UrbanWild
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UrbanWild
Oct 24, 2017 10:34 AM CST
Have never overwintered Salvia. Most is still in bloom. Can I take cuttings from the blooming spikes? Could the roots be taken and tops cropped off? I have several I would like to make sure I have in spring. We have colder weather just days away. Thanks for any info.
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Name: Arlene
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pirl
Oct 24, 2017 10:51 AM CST
I have grown them from cuttings about 3 to 4" long. Strip off all blooms, put in a container with good potting mix and perlite, do not put in sun until roots are established. Keep moderately moist.
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Oct 24, 2017 9:36 PM CST

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I don't take cuttings and can't be of help.

Thank you @pirl for sharing your experience.
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Oct 25, 2017 7:00 AM CST
You're welcome. The cutting of Midnight was in flower by April, in the sunny kitchen window.

I never tried it again but will give a try today with Pineapple sage.
Name: Utah Xeric Man
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utahxericman
Nov 2, 2017 10:47 PM CST
@UrbanWild
There are many ways to take cuttings of Salvia, my best method of success has come by taking soft tip cuttings or cuttings from the most recent growth, I'll take about 4-6 inches of the stem and leave a few pairs of leafs on the stem remove the leaves at a node and cut just below that node at a 45 degree angle. I moisten the end and dip it in rooting powder, I have rooted them out in vermiculite, soil, and other media, I moisten whatever Media I stick them in real well and keep a ziplock bag over them for about the first week. I spray the leaves and the bag with water each day and keep the soil or rooting media moist as well. I put them under lights and on a heating mat. Most root out in about two weeks. I remove the ziploc bag about a week to ten days, and just keep the soil moist. It works well on most Salvias I have tried it in
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Nov 3, 2017 11:09 PM CST

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Thank you @utahxericman for sharing your experience.
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

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