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salvia maintenance???

Posted by maricel (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 16, 07 at 16:30

Help! I have inherited many large salvia gregii plants. They are about 5 years old and quite woody on the inside of these 3-4' clumps. How hard can I cut them back for a good green growth flush this spring. Will they survive the winter if I cut back hard? Can I cut all the way back to the woody inside so that I won't have such unruley plants??

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RE: salvia maintenance???

Your "page" doesn't tell where you live in the USA. My suggestion is to wait until you see new, green growth near the bottom 3rd of the plant.... whenever that is where you live. Prune down to this, taking away the top 2/3rds. Fertilize lightly.

I don't think that at only 5 years yours would be considered old. Most of mine are 10 years old and are still growing nicely.

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