Autumn Sage - Knowledgebase Question

acton, Ca
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Question by actonnancy
October 11, 2009
prune? when? how?

Answer from NGA
October 11, 2009
Upkeep is easy and fragrant work. Prune Salvia greggii back hard in late winter, early summer, and late summer?even if it?s still blooming. I cut mine back with hedge shears by 1/3 to 1/2 in mid-February, early to mid-May, and late August. The stubby, little mounds will put out new, green growth immediately, followed by new blooms. In between those hard cuts, whenever the blooms seem a little tired, I give them a light trim?just the top couple of inches?to refresh them.

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