We planted new beds in sun with salvia; however, the bottoms of the plants are drying out and the purple blossoms are beginning to fade. They receive water from an irrigation system. Any ideas? Will they come back and be green and bloom again?
Salvia Plants in the Garden
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Once established your Salvia plants can dry out slightly between waterings, but when first planted they will need extra watering until their roots become established.
It sounds like the plants were stressed and though you have some die off of the plant. Keep up the care of the plants and they should recover over time. They may look a bit tough this year, and next season you will have a nicer show of plants and flowers.
You can dead head any spent or dead plant material.