salvia maintenance???

maricelJanuary 16, 2007

Help! I have inherited many large salvia gregii plants. They are about 5 years old and quite woody on the inside of these 3-4' clumps. How hard can I cut them back for a good green growth flush this spring. Will they survive the winter if I cut back hard? Can I cut all the way back to the woody inside so that I won't have such unruley plants??

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CA Kate

Your "page" doesn't tell where you live in the USA. My suggestion is to wait until you see new, green growth near the bottom 3rd of the plant.... whenever that is where you live. Prune down to this, taking away the top 2/3rds. Fertilize lightly.

I don't think that at only 5 years yours would be considered old. Most of mine are 10 years old and are still growing nicely.

    Bookmark   January 17, 2007 at 12:18PM
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