• How to Prune Salvias?

    You may not want to bother removing the flower-bearing stems on many types of salvia that are grown for hummingbirds.

  • Salvia/Sage Water Needs

    Do salvia planted in full sun need lots of water?

    Salvias/sages do not require a great deal of water.

  • When Do I Prune Fall Blooming Salvias?

    Fall-blooming salvias such as leucantha should be pruned during the summer to keep them compact, reducing the need for staking. To make the job easier, use hedging shears, and remove only the spent flowers and a few inches of stem below. Any of this type of pruning should be completed prior to September 1, since flower buds begin forming about that time.
    Note from Parker County Master Gardener: As for the leucantha, it has to be cut back completely to ground as does Victoria blue salvia because it dies to ground.

  • Where To Cut Nemerosa?

    Nemerosa blue salvia 'May Night' meadow sage and they need deadheading/pruning.