When to cut back?

Started by Betty - 3104 Friday, 06 February 2015

My purple flowering Salvia was covered in flowers last year but then grew too large. It had a "hard" haircut and grew back nicely but no flowers this year! Now it needs trimming again - when shall I do this and how much should be cut off?

Jennifer - 3104 Monday, 02 November 2015

If it is Salvia leucantha (long sprays of purple flowers with long narrow pale green/silver undersides leaves) just pinch out the new growth. In my garden (3104) it flowers later.

Betty - 3104 Monday, 02 November 2015

All turned out well in the end. It was Anthony Parker and we had the most glorious display. Now all trimmed back for next season.


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