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Sep 8, 2013 11:34 AM CST
Hello: I live in Tucson, AZ and have just planted the Salvia greggii "Strawberry". It is quite young - about twelve inches tall. During the year how should it be pruned, especially in late fall? Thanks, Roibert Greene
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Sep 8, 2013 12:53 PM CST
Hi Roibert and Welcome! to ATP!!!

Obviously, I do not live in your climate but I used grow Salvias and I pruned mine in late winter/very early spring. Though I would trim off any branches that looked bad. I have read that a light pruning in midsummer may help with a new flush of blooms too.
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Sep 8, 2013 1:14 PM CST
I would prune just after last frost and again about 2 months before first frost but your in AZ so you may be able to prune a third time in the middle of that time frame. I would prune the plant by about a third each time. About 4" if the plant is only 12" tall.

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Sep 8, 2013 1:35 PM CST
Welcome! Welcome Robert, Welcome to ATP. Welcome!
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Sep 16, 2013 10:45 PM CST

I don't know what your zone is, but I'm zone 6a and I prune a Salvia greggii no later than late Summer and wait until late Spring the following year to insure hardiness of the Salvia. Sometimes a Salvia greggii will survive our Winters.

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I'm not familiar with Salvia greggii 'Strawberry'. I'll have to do a search for that one. Sounds like a beauty!

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