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SUPER SALVIAS -2017

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

  1. ARMANDII

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    The new Salvia thread for 2017:snorky:
     
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    • longk

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      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
       
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        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.
         
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          Nice selection there Nigel!

          The non event that was summer here didn't help either!
           
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            I'm hoping that some of my salvias will do better in their second year.
             
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              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..............
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              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!
               
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                Salvia forsskaolii hasn't germinated for me.. slightly gutted.

                My BnQ cheapy "neon" is showing new growth though
                 
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                  Under what conditions are you trying to germinate them? They're almost invasive in the garden!
                   
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                    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.
                     
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                      If you need more seed I may have some. I'll be starting mine soon so I'll have a look.
                       
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                        Thank you, that's very kind. No worries if there's no spares mind :)
                         
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                          My first Salvia of the year to bloom is Salvia elegans.............
                          [​IMG]Salvia elegans by longk48, on Flickr
                           
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                            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.
                             
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                              A bit like my S.oxyphora cuttings then! It now looks as if my plant has croaked.
                               
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                                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
                                 
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                                  Where in the UK are you @Verdun ?
                                   
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                                  Hiya longk
                                  In far s.w. cornwall. Near the coast. Very little frosts and free draining warm soil so most salvias love it :)
                                   
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                                    @Verdun I know this is a simple Q, but do you follow a basic time/method guide for taking Salvia cuttings? A few of my varieties appear to have expired overwinter, sadly. Want to take insurance for the ones that have survived!
                                     

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