Propagating Hummingbird Sage
Answered by: Inge Poot
Question from: Marion Daniels
Posted on: October 30, 2001

My hummingbird sage has really perked up after the rains the past couple of weeks, and is blooming beautifully. Since it won’t overwinter in the garden here (I’m in Zone 5a), I wondered if I could take cuttings, and start new plants for next year. If so, what are the steps that I should follow?

Cuttings work well for most sages including the hummingbird sage. Root top cuttings with the lower leaves removed in a well-drained, sterilized mix over bottom heat and better yet insert it after dipping end into a rooting hormone. Water, drain and enclose pot and all in a clean plastic bag and place in a bright spot out of direct sunlight. Gradually start removing plastic after the cutting starts to grow.

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