Overwintering Question

ctnchprDecember 20, 2007

I have some cuttings from 2 varieties of Salvia that I'm overwintering. They're all healthy and growing, the red variety is actually blooming. For the remainder of the Winter, should they be kept in: 1) an unheated utility room with a bright, north-facing window, temps stay in the 50-60 degree range, or 2) a heated room with a bank of south-facing windows and Gro lights for cloudy days? TIA

I'm going to snip off the blooms after Christmas.

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rich_dufresne(z7 NC)

I'm not sure if these are coccineas or more likely, a microphylla. I would definitely go with the warm sunny room with the gro lites because they do not have roots. Definitely remove the flowers, since they will sap the energy that should go to root development

Do not root in water, but use a sterile porous and damp rooting media. Bottom heat will speed up rooting. When they have been potted up and growing has resumed, then they can go into the cooler room

    Bookmark   December 20, 2007 at 11:34PM
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ctnchpr

rich d, Thanks for taking the time to reply.

    Bookmark   December 23, 2007 at 9:31AM
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oldroser(z5)

Have to say that I have some pineapple sage sitting in a glass of water on my kitchen window sill with a very extensive root system. And a couple of flowers. Hope to get it potted up - maybe today? The Golden Delicious pineapple sage, that I rooted in a glass of water and then potted, is now a very substantial plant.

    Bookmark   January 7, 2008 at 10:03AM
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