Clone my favorite Columbine

Asked June 9, 2017, 11:01 PM EDT

Can I clone a Columbine by rooting a cutting? I'd like to get more plants of my favorite blue color.. I have seeds but don't expect to get the same flower color by doing it this way.

Thanks

Granite County Montana

1 Response

You are correct about seeding the columbine - it is likely a hybrid and will not breed true. I have done quite a bit of research on columbine and asexual reproduction such as root cuttings. The only item I cam across was simple division. However, It couldn't hurt to try cuttings. Be sure to use a rooting hormone when you do. And, you may check to see if the breeder of the columbine has a patent or royalty on the specific columbine. It may be illegal to clone, since it is a hybrid.

Toby