How to keep it going?

catherinet(5 IN)May 22, 2013

I've spent years growing some annuals, but mostly perennials. I bought a deck rail flower pot and some red salvia, in hopes of giving my hummingbirds more to visit. I bought ones that already have about 3" of flowers on them. How do I keep them producing all summer long? Do I cut them back after they're done flowering? Thanks!

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CA Kate

Yes, deadheading will keep them blooming.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2013 at 10:50PM
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catherinet(5 IN)

Thanks westelle,
So when the blossom starts to look bad, I cut it off, right below it?

    Bookmark   May 23, 2013 at 1:20AM
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CA Kate

I'd look down the stem a bit and cut just above the next set of leaves; this can be very close, but sometimes is a bit further down.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2013 at 7:39PM
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catherinet(5 IN)

Thanks westelle.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2013 at 6:00PM
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