How to take salvia cuttings

In this quick video clip, Monty Don demonstrates how easy it is to take salvia cuttings.

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do not Take cuttings in March

Do not Take cuttings in April

Do not Take cuttings in May

Do not Take cuttings in June

Do Take cuttings in July

Do Take cuttings in August

Do Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Late summer to early autumn is the ideal time to take cuttings from half-hardy salvias such as the magnificent purple-flowered Salvia guarantica. Follow Monty Don‘s practical video guide to learn which shoots make good cuttings, what compost mix they need, how to trim the cuttings, and what conditions to give them to help them root. The process is quick and easy, and by next summer you’ll have established young plants to add colour and drama to your borders.

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