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Jun 13, 2015 10:42 AM CST
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level
Hello ATP sages. I am looking at Flowers by the Sea. I see many beautiful salvias that I like, but I am in zone 4. A lot of them arenoy hardy to 5 and above. Is it possible to dig them up and store them in a garage?

What are some awesome varieties that are hardy for me?
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Jun 13, 2015 3:24 PM CST
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Is your garage heated? I overwinter 'Black and Blue' in a pot indoors and it goes outdoors when the weather warms up in the spring.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
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Jun 13, 2015 7:50 PM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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Either that, or a less space-gobbling solution is to root some cuttings in the fall, grow the small plants on a cool, bright windowsill until spring, then harden them off and plant out. Most salvias do well from cuttings.
Elaine

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Jun 14, 2015 8:51 AM CST
Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
if you don't want to go through all the trouble of digging and storing in pots, you can cover them with a thick layer of mulch followed by a thick layer of fern fronds. we have several varieties of salvia, including our favorite, Black and Blue, here in Washington, and they come back every year. of course we don't have super cold winters like you do in Mn., but we do have 10 months of cold, soggy rain. somehow they survive without getting root rot. its worth a shot!
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Jun 14, 2015 12:22 PM CST
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level
Thanks everyone. I will try each of the suggestions. You guys are great!
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