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caring for salvia uligonosa during winter

Can anyone advise me on how best to look after the half hardy salvia uligonosa over the winter without digging it up? I imagine that I'll need to mulch it, but what with and when do it cut it down? Is it April, like other salvias? 

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,562

    It's an herbaceous perennial so will die back for winter. Cut the dead tops off before you mulch. In some areas this one survives winter without help. It does in a garden very close to me, but mine diedimage..I think it might have died of dry in summer rather rthan cold in winter

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,970

    It is not hardy here in darkest Yorkshire, so I dig mine up.

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  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,422

    Although I am in the soft south, no salvia survives winter in my clay soil - even though much improved - so I dig them up, put them in pots in the greenhouse and replant outdoors in late April.

  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,422

    Is this a good time? I did it last spring and they did quite well. I love them.

  • kathy 6kathy 6 Posts: 261

    Think that's the case with mine then, to dry in summer, its down to one stem this year, might go dig it  up this afternoon.

  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,422

    Thanks Verdun, I shall try this tomorrow!

  • Just to say thank you for all your replies.

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