can you cut back salvia for the winter?
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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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.