Do salvias come back year after year?

People typically plant them in spring, compost them in late fall, and replant the following spring. By contrast, Color Spires® and Profusion salvias are very cold hardy plants (down to zone 3, -40°F). Plant them once and they will return every year.

How fast do salvias spread?

Height/Spread The genus Salvia exhibits a wide range of forms and habits; however, most species grow rapidly. Some species reach 5 to 6 feet within a season, while others grow low enough to be used along flower bed edges.

What perennials go well with salvia?

Here are some clay-loving companion plants that you can plant with Salvia.

  • Poppy Mallow (Callirhoe involucrata)
  • Evening Primrose (Oenothera)
  • Oriental Poppies (Papaver orientale)
  • Daylilies (Hemerocallis)
  • Yarrow (Achillea)
  • Blanket Flower (Gaillardia)

How do you take care of a hot lip plant?

Thrives in full sun, in moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soils. Best flower production in full sun but can tolerate light partial shade. Drought tolerant once established. Low maintenance, this Salvia is perfect for beds and borders, and well suited to coastal gardens, cottage gardens or containers.

Where is the best place to plant salvias?

full sun
All salvias do best in full sun (6-8 hours of sunlight per day) and well-drained soil. Many varieties (typically those with light-colored flowers) will also do well in part-shade, but flowering will be reduced.

What are the hardiest salvias?

Beautiful and popular hardy perennial salvia varieties

  • Salvia nemorosa ‘Amethyst’ (Sage)
  • Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’ (Sage)
  • Salvia nemorosa ‘Ostfriesland’ (Sage)
  • Salvia verticillata ‘Purple Rain’ (Whorled Sage)
  • Salvia x sylvestris ‘Blue Hill’ (‘Blauhugel’ Sage)
  • Salvia x sylvestris ‘Mainacht’ (Wood Sage)

Are salvias invasive?

Generally speaking, salvias do not have a reputation of being invasive. However, certain species can be a problem in specific regions. Here are ones to be aware of: Salvia aethiopis (Mediterranean sage) has been reported as invasive in parts of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.

What can I plant next to Salvia?

Salvia often has attractive foliage or flowers, and other flowering plants go well with it. These include verbena, dahlia, zinnia, Shasta daisy, petunia, marigold, goldenrod, day lilies, daffodils, coreopsis and others that enjoy sunny locations and well-drained soil.

How far apart should salvias be planted?

1 to 3 feet apart
Space plants 1 to 3 feet apart, depending on the variety. Carefully fill in around the plant and firm the soil gently.

Do you cut back hot lips in winter?

Pruning them is simple: Once the flower spikes have faded (generally in early summer), cut the stems right back down to the base. This will encourage a second flush of blooms. Leave the second lot of stems over winter to protect new growth from frosts.

What do you do with salvias in the winter?

In mild areas, mulch tender salvias with a 10cm layer of well-rotted manure or garden compost to protect them from frost. In colder areas, lift them as you would dahlias, and overwinter them in pots indoors.

Do salvias lose their leaves in winter?

How to prune deciduous herbaceous salvias. This variety of salvia tends to die back in winter, especially if it’s cold. Varieties include Salvia elegans ‘Scarlet Pineapple’, which has pineapple-scented foliage and red blooms, and Salvia guaranitica ‘Black and Blue’.