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The following table contains temperate and sub-tropical (to USDA zone 9) herbaceous genera and species. Some may be quite rare and only found on a continent or country such as Australia or South Africa. Due to variations in references, some may contain more than one comment or time period for a method.

Methods of Propagation:
S = seed LC = leaf cutting
SC = stem cutting L = layering
RC = root cutting TC = tissue culture or micropropagation
D = division

This table is an updated and expanded version of the printed version which can be found in the NRAES book by Dr. Leonard Perry, Herbaceous Perennial Production.  Appreciation is expressed to Andrea Luchini, graduate assistant, for most of this update.


Scientific Name

Common Name

Methods of Propagation

Time Period

Comments/Requirements

Fallopia (Polygonum) sp.

Knotweed, Smartweed

S, RC

 

 

 

 

SC

late winter

climbers, nodal (2 buds)

 

 

D

spring, fall

 

 

 

SC

summer

soft tip

F. japonica, sachalinensis

 

D

spring, fall

 

F. aubertii, baldschuanicum

 

SC

summer

semi-ripe

Fallugia paradoxa

Apache Plume

SC, S

 

 

Fargesia sp.

Bamboo

D

 

 

Farsetia aegyptica

 

S

 

as Fibigia

Felicia rosulata: see Aster ntalensis

 

 

 

 

Ferula sp.

Giant Fennel

S

fall

sow fresh, transplant early

 

 

D

 

use care

Festuca sp.

Fescue

S

 

F. ovina glauca relatively true to type, others variable seedlings

 

 

D

fall

evergreen sp.

 

 

D

spring

or after flw

Fibigia sp.

 

S

 

 

Ficaria: see Ranunculus

 

 

 

 

Filipendula sp.

Meadowswet

D

spring, fall

often easier than S

 

 

S

 

sow fresh

 

 

SC

spring

 

 

 

RC

 

some sp.

Foeniculum vulgare

Fennel

S

 

 

 

 

D

spring

 

Fontinalis antipyretica

Water Moss

D

spring

large clumps, anchor to rough stone

Fragaria sp.

Strawberry

D

spring, fall

of rooted runners

 

 

S

early spring

 

F. vesca (Fragaria bracteata)

 

 

 

 

Francoa sp.

Bridal Wreath

SC

spring

basal

 

 

S

early spring

 

 

 

D

 

 

Frankenia sp.

 

S

 

 

 

 

D

 

 

 

 

SC

 

 

Frasera sp.

Green Gentian

S

spring

cool

 

 

D

late winter

clumps

Freesia cultivars

 

TC

 

disease free

 

 

S

 

 

 

 

D

fall

offsets

Fritillaria sp.

Fritillary

TC

 

also bulb scaling, cuttage

 

 

S

spring

or fresh, slow

 

 

D

 

of bulbils

Fuchsia sp.

Lady's Eardrops

SC

spring

internodal, young shoots, cvs

 

 

S

 

 

Fumana sp.

 

S

 

species

 

 

SC

summer, early fall

heel, after flw

 

 

D

spring

may be difficult

Funkia: see Hosta

 

 

 

 


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