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CopperdogCopperdog Posts: 415
I just cannot remember what I planted. Please help me know what to do too. Prune or leave etc? It’s around 1.5ft high. Thankyou 

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  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,631
    They do look a bit like some sort of shrubby Salvia, but not sure. Try rubbing the leaves, they should smell if it's a Salvia.
  • CopperdogCopperdog Posts: 415
    Ahh yes, thank you @Borderline!  I remember it is a neon pink shrubby Salvia.  What should I do...how far down should I prune this please?
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,631
    I'm afraid I'm a bit of a wimp when it comes down to pruning these types plants. My mum grows plenty of them and takes hers down very low, in very early spring but she grows them in a very protected garden.

    I would say, where you see new growth around the branches, they are growing back, so you can possibly cut down to just above any new growth. The issue is, if you don't do this over the next few years, the branches get thicker and weaker and fail to rejuvenate and you end up with wood and no leaves on the lower section. 

    Having said that, they do well if you take cuttings in early summer so you can always have a supply of new plants if it gets woody and tired looking.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,568
    Some nurseries say there's no need to feed salvias in the ground,  but Middleton's recommend a general feed and that's what l do after pruning.  If there's no rain after a day or two, l water it in.
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