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Herb Propagating Characteristics

Herb Zone pH Soil Light Propagation
African Blue basil n/a 6.0 rich, moist, well-drained full sun cuttings
Genovese basil n/a 6.0 rich, moist, well-drained full sun,sheltered seed at
55F
Catnip 3-4 6.6 average, sandy, well-drained full sun to partial shade seed, division, or cuttings
Chives 3 6.0 moderately rich, well-drained full sun seed, division every 3 years
Cilantro/coriander n/a 6.6 moderately rich, light, well-drained full sun to partial shade seed at
55F
Lemongrass 11 7.0 rich, moist, well-drained full sun division
Lavenders 5-8 7.1 light, well-drained full sun cuttings, division
Lemon balm 4-5 7.0 average, well-drained partial shade seed, cuttings, divisions
Lemon verbena 9-10 6.5 rich, moist full sun cuttings
Sweet marjoram 9-10 6.9 light, dry, well-drained full sun seed, cuttings, divisions
Mints 5 6.5 average, moist, well-drained partial shade cuttings, layer, divisions
Oregano 5 6.8 average, well-drained full sun seed, cuttings, divisions
Parsley 4-9 6.0 moderately rich, moist, well-drained full sun to partial shade seed
Rosemary, Creeping 8 6.8 light, well-drained full sun to partial shade cuttings, layer, divisions
Rosemary 'Arp' 6 6.8 light, well-drained full sun to partial shade cuttings, layer, divisions
Sage, garden 4-8 6.4 moderately rich, well-drained full sun seed, cuttings, layer, divisions
Sage, pineapple 9-10 7.0 rich, well-drained full sun to partial shade cuttings, layering
Sage, purple 5-9 6.4 moderately rich, well-drained full sun cuttings, layer, divisions
Sage, tricolor 7-9 6.4 moderately rich, well-drained full sun cuttings, layer, divisions
St. John's wort 4-8 7.1 average, dry, well-drained full sun to partial shade divisions
Dill n/a 6.0 moderately rich, moist, well-drained full sun seed
Strawberry, alpine 4-8 7.1 rich, moist, well-drained full sun to partial shade seed
Germander 5-9 6.3 average, well-drained full sun to partial shade cuttings, layer, divisions
Thyme, garden 4-9 6.3 light, dry, well-drained full sun to partial shade seed, layer, divisions
Thyme, all others 5-9 6.3 light, dry, well-drained full sun to partial shade layer, divisions
Geraniums, scented 10 6-7 rich, dry, well-drained full sun cuttings

 

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