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Meadow Sage 'Hardy Blue' Question

Posted by spoonplayer z6 PA (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 6, 07 at 0:58


I collected some seed from my mother's Meadow Sage "Hardy Blue," which she purchased from a nursery. Will these grow true from seed, and if so, should I stratify them or plant them directly as the seeds are very fresh? Thanks!

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RE: Meadow Sage 'Hardy Blue' Question

Seeds can be sown as long as they have been fully ripened. When harvested, they should have a regular shape, be dark brown or black, and have no mold on them.

Meadow sages do not need stratification, but it is possible for it to be too hot for successful germination in the same way cool weather plants stop growing in the dog days of summer.

The optimal temperature for germination is the same as for rooting cuttings. The media needs to be between 70 and 85 degrees for best results. Tropical and xeric species can root and germinate in hotter environments, but not as well.

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