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AngieRAngieR Posts: 347

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I am after some pruning advice for one of my Salvia plants.  S. Royal Bumble.  I pruned it back by half a while back to ease any wind rock.  It currently stands around 1ft high.  I was quite surprised to see it look so good after winter tbh.

I am of course presuming it is what would be described as a 'shrubby salvia' rather than a herbaceous one.  I am finding conflicting names online eg S. gregii and S. microphylla. The label just says S. Royal Bumble. Thanks.

Last edited: 22 April 2017 18:44:32

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,391

    Can I add Salvia jamensis to the confusion? It probably arose as a seedling and could be confusion re mummy/daddy.No idea myself.image

    It's a shrubby one and does seem to come through winter well, though mine was in a cold GH for the middle of winter. I've now planted it out, cut it back and it's looking better than any of the others. 

    I shall be interested to see its offspring which are all over the place.

  • AngieRAngieR Posts: 347

    Didn't come across S. jamensis, mind you I only looked at the first couple sites google offered up.   I meant to lift this and put it in the GH nutcutlet but never got round to it, like many things this past winter.  My gardening mojo was a bit lost after all the effort I put in digging out the pond.

    How far back is it safe to cut?  I hope you have some pretty garden worth offspring.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,391

    I've taken mine right back to the lowest leaves but not sure that's what should be done.

    I'm not a proper gardener, I do as I like image

    We haven't had a killer winter for several years now have we.

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,553
    nutcutlet says:

    We haven't had a killer winter for several years now have we.

    See original post

     Cheers nut! you know what you've gone and done now!! image

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • AngieRAngieR Posts: 347

    Thanks, I'll maybe experiment with a few stems and see how they fair.  No killer winters but often it's the wet winters up here that do for the plants but this winter has been so dry.  Most of my plants prefer conditions that are more moist so I've had to water some of the borders already.

    I've only been gardening for 6 years so am still relatively keen but not quite so clueless! 

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,553

    I also have a shrubby salvia (Cloted Cream) that's been in the garden for 3yrs and is looking rather tatty.
    I've been wondering what to do with it - already a couple of flowers appearing, but I may give it a light trim after reading this - 

    http://www.dysonsalvias.com/about/

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,391
    Pete8 says:
    nutcutlet says:

    We haven't had a killer winter for several years now have we.

    See original post

     Cheers nut! you know what you've gone and done now!! image

    See original post

     Sorry Pete image

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