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Jun 6, 2015 9:59 AM CST
Name: Duane
Redmond OR (Zone 5a)
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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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Jun 6, 2015 8:16 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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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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Jun 9, 2015 3:03 PM CST
Name: Kermit Carter
Elk, California (Zone 9a)
Offering 400+ Salvias and counting
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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!
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Jun 9, 2015 9:53 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the Best Medicine!
Region: United States of America Rabbit Keeper Hummingbirder Salvias Charter ATP Member Birds
Echinacea Butterflies Tender Perennials Bee Lover Container Gardener Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Thanks Kermit for your expertise! I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up
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