Middleton Nurseries

Growing Plants Since 1975

Salvia Plant Care - Pruning - nemorosa variety`s

john zako

Salvia nemorosa varieties are fully Hardy, easy growing with a wonderfull aray of colours.

Prune hard late spring as the new growths appea, Cut all the dead foliage from the winter just above the new growth. Within a few weeks the plant will be bursting into colour, flowers will start to appear from late April onwards. As the plant feels tied mid/ late summer prune again which will stimulate new growths of foliage and flowers well into the Autumn. These are great easy growing varietys to to get you hooked on the Salvia collecting expiriance. Our full range of Salvia`s are available at www.middletonnurseries.co.uk

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New Salvias for 2019

john zako

We shall be launching a few new varieties to our website for 2019. Very excited with the Salvia greggii Amerthyst Lips this is a wonderfull colour with its vibrant purple flowers with a white centre, they are available to order online now and also can be bought from us at various RHS Gardening Shows around the country, see our website for details.

Salvia care - soil conditions - pruning

john zako
  • Salvia's prefer a well-drained soil . You can always improve a heavier garden soil with a mixture of compost, mulch and small fractions of lime gravel.

  • Preferably plant them in the spring and early summer so that they develop a strong root system to go into the winter. Semi-hardy species are best kept in a warm and protected place from the northeast wind. Most salvia's keep full sun , yet there are exceptions. The larger the leaf, the more shadow they can endure.

  • Never completely prune them in the winter. At the beginning of April you can cut the plants down to 1/3 once they are shooting. Repeat a second decent pruning mid July and you will get exuberant autumn blooms.