Salvia Plants

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?

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
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.

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Salvia Plants
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Learn From
Your Peers on
Our Blog

Visit Our Blog

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More