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Salvia Cuttings.

Terry29Terry29 Posts: 58
About a month or two ago i took some cuttings of Salvia Amistead . They took well and were later put into 4inch pots where they have continued to grow well , they are about 4- 5 inches tall now .
My question to you is what should i do to overwinter them. Should i just leave them be or cut them down . I only have a little unheated plastic greenhouse , will they be ok in that ? I am living in Oxfordshire and usually the Winters are fairly mild here. Any advice would be much appreciated .


  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,440
    I think the main problem with salvia cuttings is the damp more than the cold (my cuttings are from the shrubby types rather than Amistad). As long as you keep them on the dry side and in the protection of your greenhouse they should be okay l would think, but hopefully someone with experience of  Amistad can confirm that  :)
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,152
    They are not reliably hardy, even here, so I would keep them protected from the elements either in your plastic greenhouse if you can be sure it won't be blown away or else on a cool, well-lit windowsill in the house.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,875
    I took Amistad cuttings last year and they overwintered fine in a sheltered spot outside (near the house walls in the rain shadow), but it was a fairly mild winter. They lost their leaves (as you would expect) but grew away fine in the spring. So I don't think they need a lot of heat, or even totally frost-free conditions as long as they don't get soggy wet or a hard freeze.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • AstroAstro Posts: 407
    Kept mine in plastic greenhouse and they were totally fine. I did cover everything with fleece when there was frost due. 
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