Salvias are a large group of plants popular for adding colour to borders in late summer. The perennial types vary in hardiness so a good way to safeguard against winter losses is to root cuttings. This is simple to do and it is satisfying to share these long-flowering plants with friends.
Timing: Late summer or early autumn
Difficulty: Easy to moderate
When to take cuttings
How to take cuttings
Taking salvia cuttings is relatively easy and straight forward, just follow these simple steps:
There are very few problems associated with taking salvia cuttings, but blackleg can occur if water, pots, compost or tools are unsterilised.
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