Salvia, Hot Lips

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Sleepingpopman

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Salvia, Hot Lips
« on: September 22, 2022, 10:14 »
Morning All  :nowink:
We bought A Salvia Hot Lips in the spring of 2021, the label said it can grow to
1mtr x 1mtr which was a perfect size for the space we needed to fill in the border.
The shrub did well that year, it's in full sun all day (as long as it's out,) we just left
it over winter as we wasn't sure if we needed to cut it back but this year it's grown
alot bigger, so much so it's taken over the border. :ohmy:
My question is :- When is the right time to trim it back & how much is safe ?
WE look forward to any comments.  ;)
Keith & Sharon.

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Re: Salvia, Hot Lips
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2022, 11:37 »
In a hard winter they can die back, so I'd leave pruning until spring, so you can see what's left alive.
Then trim off all the dead bits and cut what's left back by about half.
Lesley x
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