It isn’t picky about the soil so as long as its roots are not too wet. Out of my large number of attempts without humidity control only 1 was succesful. I have them by my clothesline, s o I get to smell and enjoy as I work! If they start getting that new growth try pinching it back a little to send energy back to the roots. All information is provided "AS IS." If there are roots on your cuttings transplant the new plants into pots with a good potting soil. wish me luck!! I’m glad I saw your post about taking cuttings from Russian Sage. In my experience, Russian sage is a fast-growing plant. Russian sage frequently self-seeds in the garden, enabling new plants to spring up. Branches will turn into hardwood in the fall and those branches can be used to make cuttings over the winter. (Aff.) It is treated as a perennial but is really a subshrub. Sage, with the Latin name Salvia, belongs to the family of labiates plants. I picked up on container of rooting hormone from one of our local big box stores but if they don’t have it check your local coop they should. For an every day schedule, how many GPH head should I put on this plant. I get this ad for Sage home security on each new window as I try to move th... House was built in 2014. However, after first planting your Russian sage water more than normal until they get settled. A great book for getting started propagating plants. Water loss through transpiration is the primary reason most cuttings fail. If you live in the northern reaches of that climate range, you may need to offer potted Russian sage a bit of extra protection during the winter months. Russian sage is as tough as it is attractive. Russian sage in my experience is way more demanding. Growing Russian Sage from Cuttings (Plant Propagation). As they grow they will definitely be the subject of more propagation. Will be going south for the winter, so gonna try the propagating in the spring! You can see the results and learn what I think of sand vs. seed starting mix as a rooting soil medium. After all my cuttinga are not dead yet. At maturity, it can create offsets (‘mini’ plants with partially developed root systems) at its base. That may serve as a substitute for foil bags, the importance of which you might have underestimated 🙂 I wasn't assuming bad intentions on your side in a serious way. We welcome your comments and Once the Russian sage cuttings root you want to get them into a potting mix so that the nutrients in the soil will help feed the plant. Growing Russian sage in partly shaded locations may cause the plants to sprawl. Many varieties of Russian sage have a somewhat weeping habit. All knowledge is borrowed at some point. Direct sunlight must never reach the cuttings but they need a bright spot. I usually cheat with larger plants, but this year I am “digging deeper” and getting into the process more. problems contact webmaster@doityourself.com. Russian Sage is an erect, perennial shrub that is clump-forming, 3-4' tall and 3-4' wide. I would like to try it. Possibly it's because i included acidic peat in their new soil or there was too much/ too little sunlight/water at some point. Fo... Just trying to understand how this all works. There are many ways to propagate perennials in your home garden, but propagating the Russian sage perennial does not occur as easily as more traditional plants. I’m hoping to find a few more here and there. Plan your propagation of Russian sage for the late winter or early spring. http://sensiblegardening.com Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia) is a great dry gardening or xeriscape perennial. Yesterday I was able to transplant several Russian sage cuttings (Perovskia atriplicifolia) into pots to grow for a little while until I can plant them in the garden. In my experience, it is best to take cuttings from tips of the stems rather tham making them from a stem cut into pieces. If I'm not wrong, you've mentioned once on your blog you keep containers with cuttings in a fish tank. Be certain that you have picked an ideal location in your yard. I am painting a wooden windowsill, never painted before. if the plant is already in flower, cut the flower back and perovskia will send a couple of suitable stems at the base of a plant. It can seem daunting at first, but once you get the hang of pruning Russian sage, your plants will grow stronger and fuller—and stage a prettier flower show. Russian sage will root from hardwood cuttings as well. Questions of a Do It Yourself nature should be The seedlings will also go in the garden. 3-4 inches long with about 2-3 nodes works great. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. The final option for Russian sage propagation is by division. If you take cuttings of Russian sage I would recommend making a similar cutting to the picture with about 3 to 4 nodes. However, many gardeners have found that dividing Russian sage actually harms the root systems and they don’t survive well after they have split. A couple weeks ago I posted a video on How to Propagate Russian Sage. Spring and summer are better for softwood or greenwood cuttings since it will give the plant time to grow roots and harden off before winter. I discovered it after I noticed that if one takes the foil off the cutting nods- when you put it back the plant erects again). A well drained compost, sand or perlite mixture is probably a good bet to go with. In fact taking hardwood cuttings may prove more reliable than from softwood cuttings. Propagating Sage from Cuttings Taking the Cuttings:. Why wouldn't You mention that humidity tent (I used foil sandwich bags wraped around containers, kept in place by a rubber) is absolutely necessary to achieve a reasonable percentage of plants that took root??? However I will go back and do some editing to make sure they have more information on propagating. Salvias may be propagated by stem cuttings or division in early spring, when new growth emerges, or from seeds collected in the fall. Put the freshly taken cuttings in the jar while you gather other cuttings. The following is a guide to the dangers of growing Russian sage. Rooting cuttings on the window sill (northern one) without humidity control works perfectly with Nepeta Fassenii. Be certain that you have picked an ideal location in your yard. The great thing about salvia cutting propagation is that you are certain to get plants exactly like the parent plant. It's not always necessary. I added fourteen new cuttings this morning! In about 2 weeks check for resistance by giving the cuttings a gentle tug. They prefer warm climates and direct sunlight. A couple weeks ago I took nine cuttings of Russian sage that were about 4 inches long and placed them in sand after putting some rooting hormone on the cut end. I tried taking some in the autumn here but they failed. The other frustrating plant was salvia nemorosa. Actually, the easiest way to propagate Russian sage in your garden is from the seed. This drought-tolerant perennial dresses up the summer and fall garden with a haze of purple flowers atop grey-green leaves on silver-white stems. As a result I started puttings cuttings in clear sand to force them to root. Good luck with your cuttings! Anyone with sage plants can start propagating salvia from cuttings. Use a pencil to dib holes in the sand to help prevent breakage of the soft stems.