Ask a Question forum: Salvia greggi stopped blooming

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Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
May 26, 2018 8:41 AM CST
I have some lovely Salvia greggi (autumn sage) that was pumping out blooms early and constantly. Yesterday I noticed that the it had stopped blooming and already had seed 'pods' on it. Dang! Could it just be taking a breather or should I be concerned?

It's in my perennial bed and other salvias are still blooming.

I've heard a rumor that salvias and other perennials planted in beds are not crazy about being fed. Don't know if this is true. I do have lots of yummy stuff (liquid seaweed, fish emulsion, etc) that I'd be happy to feed them.

What to do?

Here's a 'before' picture that was taken on April 4th.



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Name: Karen
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May 26, 2018 8:45 AM CST
I have one. Mine does the same thing. It will have a long flush of flowers and then a rest period when seeds set. I just give it a quick trim and soon it will be back blooming again. It does this several times during the summer and fall.
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Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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May 26, 2018 9:33 AM CST
Thanks!

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