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Are Salvia perennials? I bought two different ones (not sure the names) but 2 different purple colours.


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,184
    some are annual,and some perennial. 
    A name would nail it, a photo would help
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 48,023
    Some aren't particularly hardy either, so it depends where you live as to whether they survive.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • Hi Hostafan1

    I bought them at B&Q. I think they are 'love and wishes' and 'amistad'

  • Fairygirl Bonnie Dundee, Scotland
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 7,431
    Amistad has been hardy for me over the last few years, although they were very late getting started this year (they die back and the regrow from the base). I think it might need winter protection in Dundee though (a greenhouse or porch). I haven't grown Love and Wishes so I can't comment on that one. 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 48,023
    I thought you were further north than me.  :)
    You might get away with it as you're generally drier than where I am, and it's wet cold that sees them off quite readily, but even so, I'm not sure if they'll survive winters up there. I could never keep any sage over winter here, so I gave up trying years ago. I bought Caradonna a couple of years ago, as it's the only ornamental that's really reliable, and that survived this winter, so it's pretty tough. 

    You can always take cuttings to overwinter indoors if you don't have a greenhouse.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • Thanks JennyJ
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 7,431
    Cuttings is a great idea. That way you could try leaving some out and bringing some in. If you have them in big pots, moving them to a sheltered position such as against a wall under the eaves of the house can help. 
  • When do I do cuttings and do I keep it in a pot during the winter? I don't have a greenhouse.
  • BijdezeeBijdezee BPosts: 1,484
    edited July 2021
    Caradonna is definitely perennial. Mine die away over winter and always comeback in early spring despite my very damp clayish soil.

    I bought a new one this weekend and it's not labelled at all. So I've no idea if it's going to be perennial.

    You can take cuttings in April later in the year August/September. Take a non flowering stem and use well drained potting compost, cover with a plastic bag out of the sun.

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