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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? 


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,417

    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

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,961

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

    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601

    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 Posts: 3,601

    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 Posts: 3,601

    Thanks Verdun, I shall try this tomorrow!

  • Just to say thank you for all your replies.

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