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I bought red salvia flowers, does anyone know if they will grow back next year after the winter?

or do i have to take them all out and bring them in the house?

 
americansugar80

Asked by americansugar80 at 2:52 PM on Jul. 13, 2011 in Just for Fun

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  • If you get them to go to seed, you can start them from seed early in the house like you would marigolds. Also, if you put them in the house, pinch off the flower heads once they go to seed so they can put their winter growth effort into the greenery and not the flower.

    My grandmother would do this every winter with her geraniums.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 3:25 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • I think they are annuals which means they won't come back. What you can do is save some seed from them and replant them where you want them in the spring. My mom used to do that all the time.
    NannyB.

    Answer by NannyB. at 2:59 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • You live in MN - Red Salvia is an annual there. It is not cold tolerant and will die once you start getting nights that are 32F and lower. First frost kills.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 3:07 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • Depends on where you live. Call your local garden nursery and ask what zone you live in an what zone the flowers are rated for.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:56 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • It depends on what type of salvia you have. Some are perennials, some are annuals.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 3:04 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • ok yep i do live in MN and they are the red ones if i put them in the house, will i be able to replant them? i'll see if i can do the seeds too, i'm currently doing that to marigolds
    americansugar80

    Comment by americansugar80 (original poster) at 3:10 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • You can't dig them up and keep them alive through the winter. You have to plant all new seeds or seedlings every year.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:23 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

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