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Best way to deadhead East Friesland Sage Salvia?

Posted by cosmicgarden Zone 6 (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 20, 07 at 21:07

I was hoping to find out the best way to deadhead East Friesland Sage. Should I shear the entire stalk close to the ground, or just the bloom below, right below the spent flowers/blossoms?

Thanks!

-Kevin


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RE: Best way to deadhead East Friesland Sage Salvia?

  • Posted by youreit z9b CA Sunset z8-9 (My Page) on
    Thu, Jun 21, 07 at 9:43

My 'Caradonna' (also a nemorosa) sends out new blooming shoots below, and on either side, of the old blooming stem, so I just remove the old blooming stem down to the next set of leaves and/or stems.

Brenda


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RE: Best way to deadhead East Friesland Sage Salvia?

The floral stems can be cut close to the ground, provided that the basal rosette of leaves is still healthy. It may take longer to form another set of flowering stems, but the plant will look tidier.


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