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Verbena Boriensis and Salvia hotlips

Hi, I am new to gardening and worrying I have lost my VB and Salvia hot lips to the winter. I am in the South east. When should I see new shoots on my VB which has been glorious for  the 2 years I have had it for. Also my Salvia, which I planted last summer shows no signs of new shoots yet?


  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    I would wait a few months longer. We are still getting nightly frosts in the south east.
  • thank you.
  • Some plants don't get going until May, and VB is one of them, so don't give up hope before June.
  • Mrs_GrohlMrs_Grohl Posts: 13
    Salvias are tough but look dead for quite a while. I did some cuttings off mine (put well out of date rooting powder on one end, which I cut at an angle and stuck into seed compost outdoors) and they all took. So if you want more they are super easy to 'make' 
  • Dirty HarryDirty Harry Posts: 1,030
    When do you cut back salvias in the spring? You don't have to wait for the last frosts surely?
  • Mary370Mary370 Posts: 2,003
    When the VB comes, take cuttings, they root easily......
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