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Re: Salvia 'Black and Blue'

The "not reliable" is what I've heard about it, too.  Now, in the dim
recesses of my brain think someone told me that you should never cut
this one back before winter...leave the dead stems; something about
water freezing in the pockets left by removing dead stems...of
course; state I'm in, I could be dreaming; this bit of advice could
have been about another plant...but there's a connection in my

I've not taken cuttings of any salvia but S. officinalis cvs...what's
the best way to treat cuttings from this type of salvia?

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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> From: Chris@widom-assoc.com
>  I've grown Salvia 'Black and Blue' for a number of years now. 
It's has
> wintered over some years, but is not reliable.  Interesting idea
about the
> tuber.  I divided a plant this year before planting and don't
> seeing anything but fibrous roots. I've never brought it inside for
> winter.  Has anyone brought s. van houttii indoors? I could make
> but I'm interested in how these plants do with indoor culture.

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