Everytime it rains, my Salvias do this. I figured they’d just bounce back, but they haven’t completely. So they’re always in some state of floppiness. Is this normal?
No leaky gutter. I have six of these throughout my patio. All are flopped. These were perfectly straight in the original containers at HD, which were actually smaller than my planters.Is there a leaking gutter above there? If water was hitting it especially hard, the stems could be damaged.
There are a variety of reasons salvias flop, including too much water, from rain or irrigation, not enough sun, or too much fertilizer. If your salvia plant has become leggy and flopped over you can either provide support for the plant with stakes or deadhead the flowers and let new ones grow in. Many gardeners think flopping is a sign that it is time to prune or divide their salvia."
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