When do I prune pineapple sage that is still blooming?

GardenGranny(7)March 11, 2005

My pineapple sage has bloomed all winter and continues to put out new blooms. It is in a pot in the backyard surrounded by other pots of various kinds of salvia. I have made several attempts at growing pineapple sage and this is the first year I have had any blooms. When do I prune it?

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ltcollins1949(9a TX)

Why do you want to prune it? Is it too big? I never prune my pineapple sages. Of course mine are planted in the ground, and I want them to continue to grow.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2005 at 4:31AM
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bpotter(z9/sunset15 CA)

This is the first year that the frost didn't make my plant look all ratty. I am still letting mine bloom because it is so beautiful. Before, I pruned it down to about a foot tall by this time of the year. Last year we had a frost as late as early April and slight damage ocurred to the new foliage. A few weeks later, new growth covered all the damaged stuff and the plant grew like gangbusters. I will prune out most of the older stems pretty soon and apply lots of newly-made compost, but I think I will let the flowers just do their thing until they slow down. The golden finches and hummingbirds sure appreciate it.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2005 at 1:21AM
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