Salvia Plants
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can you cut back salvia for the winter?

Zone 4-5 | bigfig added on December 1, 2013 | Answered

I have planted salvia this mid spring. It turned out great. Can I cut it back close to the ground for the winter and, if so, how much?

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Heather
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Answered on December 3, 2013

It depends on the variety of Salvia and your zone. Some salvias are perennials and others are tender perennials and still others are annuals.

If your variety is a perennial in your area, cutting it back is fine. And the same if you live in a zone where tender perennials can survive. If it is an annual, it will not come back next year and cutting it back will not help it.

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