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Q.cutting back red salvia for winter

Zone 02452 | Anonymous added on October 8, 2019 | Answered

I have read that salvia is a perennial and can be cut back for the winter. Is this true for winters in Massachusetts and if so what procedure do I use to cut.

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Answered on October 10, 2019

There are some salvias hardy in zone 5 such as salvia azurea but there are lots more that are annuals or tender perennials. You would need to know what variety of salvia you have and look up its hardiness zone. Any salvia can be cut back in late summer for a new flush of blooms in fall.


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