How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Salvia Flowers
How do I get my Salvia to stand up straight. They were straight up last week and this week they are falling to the sides.
There are a number of reasons that salvias will flop over. When salvia plants get too much water, are over-fertilized, or do not get enough sun it can cause blooms to fall to the ground.
As the summer progresses, humid conditions can also cause this issue. It can also happen after flowering or if blooms become too heavy.
You can consider cutting it back to the bottom of the plant, just above ground level. Plants will regrow a fresh set of leaves and the next round of blooms.
I just planted small salvia plants. How much do they grow in one season? How long until maturity?
It all depends on variety, as salvias will grow anywhere from 18 inches to 5 feet tall. Plants will reach maturity in the first season.
Hi Renee, It depends on the variety of salvia and the climate in which you live. For many folks, salvia emerges mid-May and cues the spring-into-summer transition!
This is my first experience with growing salvia. How do I get my salvia to stand straight up? As it regrows each spring the stems stand straight then fall over onto the ground.
FA wrote: After the first killing frost, cut stems back to an inch or two above soil line.
Divide perennial salvias every few years. The best time to divide is in early spring before new growth begins. Just lift, divide into clumps, and replant.
Every spring, apply a new think layer of compost, and mulch again.
There are quite a few varieties of salvia out there, and many look very similar! Generally, the leaf shape, flower color and shape, and the size of the plant are the things that set different varieties apart. If you take a stroll through a local garden center or even look at varieties online, you might find one that closely matches your own. But unless it’s a very obvious variety, it will be hard to nail down exactly which one you have!