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Overwintering Salvia

I bought some Salvia bedding plants from a supermarket which were just labelled 'Salvia'. They have flowered beautifully (bright red flowers) & are very healthy looking.

From the internet I have learnt that most Salvia are perennials. Can I either take cutting, or overwinter the whole plant. If so how do I do this? Please be specific as I am only a novice when growing plants on.

Each plant is growing in a 5" pot.



  • Verdun - Thank you so much for your prompt reply. Sorry novice on computers too so I have no idea how to send a picture. The plants are about 10/12" high, clusters of bright red flowers with pointed 3" long leaves. I looked  `Salvia' up on net and found a picture that looked very similar. They where described as perennials???? Guessing I think there probably annuals.

    I know how to overwinter Dahlias. So, after flowering, if I cut them down to ground level and store them under my carport (as I do with Dahlias, in pots) will this be OK? 

  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 3,738

    Annuals. You cannot overwinter them.image

    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 3,738


    Photo please !

    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • Thank you all so very much. The picture you sent is identical to what I have. So I assume they are annuals & once they have finished flowering I pull them up & throw them away.

    Once again thank you.

  • sanjy67sanjy67 Posts: 1,007

    it's always worth taking cuttings billy if you really like them :)

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