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I have three Hot Lips planted together and they are very bushy.  The flowers have faded now and I wonder if I should prune it and if so by how much.  Help please.


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,185

    I'm in the North West Jennifer and I prune mine in the Spring as Verdun mentions.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • We've learned from experience not to cut our salvias back until the worst of the spring weather is over, and then we cut them back by half , no more. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Sorry to thread-jack, but I fell in love with Salvia 'hot lips' in a local garden we pass on the school run, but I've only been able find them listed on T&M, who I don't use for plants.

    Would I be better waiting until Spring?

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,685

    There will be lots in Spring.  If you ask nicely,maybe the owner of the one on the school run will let you have a cutting. Hayloft sell rooted cuttings in mixed lots, and also as larger plants.

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    Here is a picture of mine today, still going strong amazing.

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