Agastache and Salvias forum: salvia in pots

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Name: Duane
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duane456
Jun 6, 2015 9:59 AM CST
Some of my salvias in pots are pretty root bound and I don't necessarily want to put them into bigger pots. Can a person trim the roots in the spring and repot? Can I do this with certain varieties? Any suggestions?



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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Jun 6, 2015 8:16 PM CST

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Duane,

Until this Spring, I only had annual (to me because of my zone) Salvias in containers and never had that situation. I decided this Spring to plant some zone 6, as well as, annual Salvias in containers. (I don't know if the hardy ones will survive the Winter in a container or not. We'll see next Spring.)

Maybe @FBTS can chime in and answer your questions.
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Name: Kermit Carter
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FBTS
Jun 9, 2015 3:03 PM CST
Aside from the European and Asian rosette growing perennial Salvias, I never have liked repotting an older plant. Why - it is easier to start with a new plant. Most grow so fast that the loss is only temporary. Easier in many ways. Cutting back root systems in large pots is a job!

Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Jun 9, 2015 9:53 PM CST

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Thanks Kermit for your expertise! I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up
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