SUPER SALVIAS -2017

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by ARMANDII, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. ARMANDII

    ARMANDII Low Flying Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2019
    Messages:
    46,238
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +95,515
    [​IMG]

    The new Salvia thread for 2017:snorky:
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • longk

      longk Total Gardener

      Joined:
      Nov 24, 2011
      Messages:
      11,191
      Location:
      Oxfordshire
      Ratings:
      +22,294
      My seeds from Robins seed list have arrived. I have the following;

      S.atrocyanea
      S.amarissima
      S.clevelandii
      S.coccinea 'Tall Form'
      S.curviflora
      S.darcyi
      S.semiatrata

      Photos and info on them can be found on Robins Salvia site.................

      Robins Salvias
       
      • Like Like x 2
      • Informative Informative x 1
      • NigelJ

        NigelJ Total Gardener

        Joined:
        Jan 31, 2012
        Messages:
        2,785
        Gender:
        Male
        Occupation:
        Mad Scientist
        Location:
        Paignton Devon
        Ratings:
        +9,172
        This year I'm trying the following from seed
        S curviflora
        S leucophylla
        S omeiana
        S rypara "darker form"
        S rubescens
        S schlechteri
        S ulginosa
        All from Robin's Salvias
        S atrocyanea did well me for last year, but overall it was not a good year for salvias in my garden mainly due to the long cool spring.
         
        • Like Like x 3
        • longk

          longk Total Gardener

          Joined:
          Nov 24, 2011
          Messages:
          11,191
          Location:
          Oxfordshire
          Ratings:
          +22,294
          Nice selection there Nigel!

          The non event that was summer here didn't help either!
           
          • Agree Agree x 2
          • NigelJ

            NigelJ Total Gardener

            Joined:
            Jan 31, 2012
            Messages:
            2,785
            Gender:
            Male
            Occupation:
            Mad Scientist
            Location:
            Paignton Devon
            Ratings:
            +9,172
            I'm hoping that some of my salvias will do better in their second year.
             
            • Like Like x 2
            • longk

              longk Total Gardener

              Joined:
              Nov 24, 2011
              Messages:
              11,191
              Location:
              Oxfordshire
              Ratings:
              +22,294
              I've learnt three things about Salvia this holiday;

              1] Salvia urica is not as tender as I thought it was. When I went to remove last years plant I noticed new growth on it. So I carefully dug it out at which point I learnt my second thing.........

              2] It is a tuberous Salvia..............
              P1010112.jpg

              It had to come out as it was in the wrong place. The reason that it was in the wrong spot is the third thing that I learnt..............

              3] Salvia "Nachtvlinder" suckers like crazy! Got quite a few of these potted up now!
               
              • Like Like x 4
              • Informative Informative x 1
              • Linz

                Linz Total Gardener

                Joined:
                Oct 7, 2015
                Messages:
                2,511
                Gender:
                Female
                Occupation:
                Prosperous Peasant
                Location:
                S.Wales
                Ratings:
                +6,224
                Salvia forsskaolii hasn't germinated for me.. slightly gutted.

                My BnQ cheapy "neon" is showing new growth though
                 
                • Like Like x 2
                • Friendly Friendly x 1
                • longk

                  longk Total Gardener

                  Joined:
                  Nov 24, 2011
                  Messages:
                  11,191
                  Location:
                  Oxfordshire
                  Ratings:
                  +22,294
                  Under what conditions are you trying to germinate them? They're almost invasive in the garden!
                   
                  • Like Like x 1
                  • Linz

                    Linz Total Gardener

                    Joined:
                    Oct 7, 2015
                    Messages:
                    2,511
                    Gender:
                    Female
                    Occupation:
                    Prosperous Peasant
                    Location:
                    S.Wales
                    Ratings:
                    +6,224
                    Had them on the windowsill first off then re sowed and put in the propagator. They're still in the tray, haven't given up on them completely.
                     
                    • Like Like x 1
                    • longk

                      longk Total Gardener

                      Joined:
                      Nov 24, 2011
                      Messages:
                      11,191
                      Location:
                      Oxfordshire
                      Ratings:
                      +22,294
                      If you need more seed I may have some. I'll be starting mine soon so I'll have a look.
                       
                      • Friendly Friendly x 2
                      • Like Like x 1
                      • Linz

                        Linz Total Gardener

                        Joined:
                        Oct 7, 2015
                        Messages:
                        2,511
                        Gender:
                        Female
                        Occupation:
                        Prosperous Peasant
                        Location:
                        S.Wales
                        Ratings:
                        +6,224
                        Thank you, that's very kind. No worries if there's no spares mind :)
                         
                        • Like Like x 1
                        • Friendly Friendly x 1
                        • longk

                          longk Total Gardener

                          Joined:
                          Nov 24, 2011
                          Messages:
                          11,191
                          Location:
                          Oxfordshire
                          Ratings:
                          +22,294
                          My first Salvia of the year to bloom is Salvia elegans.............
                          [​IMG]Salvia elegans by longk48, on Flickr
                           
                          • Like Like x 3
                          • Cinnamon

                            Cinnamon Super Gardener

                            Joined:
                            Jun 7, 2014
                            Messages:
                            564
                            Gender:
                            Female
                            Occupation:
                            NHS
                            Location:
                            E. Midlands
                            Ratings:
                            +893
                            I hammered the Salvias available in the RHS member's seed list and was surprised when they mostly all germinated. I have loads of S. turkestanica (from longk in a seed swap gone by), S. sclarea, a few S. forsskaolii and a couple of S. nemorsa (boring). Plus some naughty Armistad cuttings I took before reading the PBR on the label, which I gave away before accidentally killing my own plants off.
                             
                            • Like Like x 2
                            • Funny Funny x 2
                            • longk

                              longk Total Gardener

                              Joined:
                              Nov 24, 2011
                              Messages:
                              11,191
                              Location:
                              Oxfordshire
                              Ratings:
                              +22,294
                              A bit like my S.oxyphora cuttings then! It now looks as if my plant has croaked.
                               
                              • Like Like x 1
                              • Verdun

                                Verdun Passionate gardener

                                Joined:
                                Oct 16, 2012
                                Messages:
                                7,475
                                Gender:
                                Male
                                Location:
                                West Cornwall
                                Ratings:
                                +17,460
                                I grow lots of salvias here....like longk I have elegans in flower too :). Love n wishes too showing flowers.
                                Salvias thrive down here...mild and warm. Many of the tender ones like patens overwinter outside.
                                Cuttings for me.......quick and true to type
                                 
                                • Like Like x 2
                                • Friendly Friendly x 1
                                Loading...

                                Share This Page

                                1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
                                  By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
                                  Dismiss Notice