Spring bulbs underneath Salvia ‘Amistad’, advice please

Hello. I’d planted spring bulbs in a small bed last winter, then in summer added Salvia ‘Amistad’. The salvia has spread - a lot! I’ve just read your advice on not cutting it back until the spring warmth.

Will the tall narcissi and anemones planted under where the salvia has now spread to - will they come through despite a full, large, bushy salvia plant?

I’d appreciate any advice. Thank you.


Hiya! Yes they’ll grow through it, the leaves will largely fall off the salvia in winter.
Where abouts are you in the UK? If you’re in a mild area, like London, it will be fine to cut the salvia back in winter sometime.
Or you could just wait until the bulbs start growing more rapidly in March and cut back then.


I’d say your bulbs will be absolutely fine. They’ll look lovely earlier in the year and the Amistad will grow away and start flowering in August. It’ll all be fine.

A word of warning… Salvia Amistad isn’t very hardy… hopefully it’ll be fine, but don’t be surprised if it doesn’t survive the winter… the. bulbs will be lovely!