Propagating S. nubicola?

basil108August 9, 2012

I was given a Salvia nubicola and wonder if it can be propagated with cuttings of newer growth.

And another gift - what about propagating Salvia lanceolata? Layering?

thanks

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kermitc

We increase S.nubicola via mid-season, semi-woody tip cuttings. It takes some time to grow a substantial plant.

S. lanceolata is the most difficult to increase of the nearly 400 Salvias we grow. Good firm cuttings in mid to late Summer are good. Seed is best, but slow and erratic in its germination. Layering works as well, but is slow and you must manually bend or injure the buried stems.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2012 at 1:59PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
basil108

Thank You!

    Bookmark   August 12, 2012 at 6:44PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
drusilla

I find S nubicola easier from seed than cuttings. Agree S lanceolata is difficult; think gibberelic acid helps germination of seeds. Neither of them much like life in North Wales!

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 6:28PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Will Salvia apiana White Sage grow in Pennsylvania
I am interested in trying to grow a Sage that I saw...
grandprix1
flowers more tenacious
The only Salvia that I know first-hand is S. coccinea. Blossoms...
four
Botanical name for a Salvia?
I have a Salvia coccinea "Molly Ivens". I...
wantonamara Z8 CenTex
I need plants ofb Salvia Apiana.
I left my place in California and have had no luck...
Designed Excellence
Salvia ID
I can't remember which salvia this is. I planted "maraschino...
rubyhum
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™