Posted: 23/04/2017 at 00:34
ginasearle - I have no idea what the correct way to prune is. Mine grow so bushy by June - 3 foot high and the same wide that I'm afraid I am brutal with them at this time of the year. I only bought them as small plants 3 years ago and they have been tough as old boots and seem to grow really fast after May kicks in.
At the moment, I have brutally chopped both of them so that they look quite pathetic at the moment as you can see in this photo. I've done this in Spring since I've had them. I have no idea if it does the plant any harm but they put on an excellent show all summer up until November. Even in the summer when some stalks get in the way - they cascade out in all directions - I just cut the stems back any length I want and it has, so far, never affected the plant at all.
The smell of the leaves is wonderful and even as I was chopping them, the aroma is still there all summer and winter.
But then again, your plant may not be this particular salvia - it looks very very similar but I can't tell 100%.
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