roots broke while transplanting

lazygardener(z8 OR ,Bverton)October 1, 2006

Salvia Hot lips

I have somehow split the roots vertically while transplanting. It has separated into 2 detached sections. Not sure what to do I have replated both the sections together. Will it survive ?


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lazygardener(z8 OR ,Bverton)

Forgot to add that the roots were all woody sections.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2006 at 6:42PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rich_dufresne(z7 NC)

They can survive, but I would expect the plant to be weak and susceptible to infections. Take cuttings when possible. The biggest factor in moving sages is to make sure you have terminal fine root hairs. The tops have to be pruned to match the losses of the root system.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2006 at 9:48PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Salvia is pretty tuff.
I manhandled a S. rubescens while transplanting it last weekend. It too came apart into 2 sections.
I just made sure the replanted sections got some moisture if they looked wilted during the last week.
Both parts seem to have taken...some overcast weather during the past 3 days has helped.
One section is setting bloom spikes.
Not sure if all salvias are so forgiving. Good luck with yours.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2006 at 12:33PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
salvia clevelandii
decided to have another go at clevelandii this autumn....
davids10 z7a nv.
Help with ID, please
Reposted from Name that Plant Forum I planted this,...
Salvia ID
I can't remember which salvia this is. I planted "maraschino...
dormancy issue question on my salvia reptans?
All of my different salvia's are coming back now except...
Salvia Seed Sowing here's how:
I've been noticing several questions about salvia seed...
Sponsored Products
Cascade Indoor Area Rug
Grandin Road
Real Salt Lake 22-Oz. Tumbler
$14.99 | zulily
Cape Cod Console - Black - MF062
MatterMade | Orchard Ladder No. 2
Flashwood Pendant by Masiero
$7,240.00 | Lumens
Avanity Bathroom Hamilton 25 in. Vanity in French White with Marble Vanity Top
Home Depot
Game-Used Baseball Wallets
$80.00 | FRONTGATE
American Drew Tribecca Drawer Chest in Root Beer Color
Beyond Stores
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™