Moving S. 'Wild Thing'

laceyvail(6A, WV)April 20, 2010

Two of my three S. 'Wild Thing' came through the winter here in zone 6 (not zone 5 despite the heading above). I want to move it, but I'm a little nervous about it; though I am a very experienced gardener, I know very little about these fussy salvias. Will it move easily?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

This is the best time to move them and yes they are very forgiving. Here in zone 7 mine are setting buds and will be just behind Salvia Cherry Queen in first flowers which will open tomorrow. I would also suggest layering them in June since the layered branches are much more likely to survive the winter than older wood clumps.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2010 at 8:54AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
laceyvail(6A, WV)

Thanks for the advice about layering. I took a cutting from S. 'Ultra Violet' last year and it rooted easily.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2010 at 6:09AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Identification question
Hi, This is my first post here on Gardenweb. Here a...
how to pollinate Salvia wagneriana
Hi, Received this as a cutting and it has mushroomed...
dormancy issue question on my salvia reptans?
All of my different salvia's are coming back now except...
Salvia apiana Gall
Seen mostly on Salvia apiana stems and leaves but to...
Help with ID, please
Reposted from Name that Plant Forum I planted this,...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™