Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by ARMANDII, Jan 9, 2017.
The new Salvia thread for 2017
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
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.
Nice selection there Nigel! The non event that was summer here didn't help either!
I'm hoping that some of my salvias will do better in their second year.
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.............. 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!
Salvia forsskaolii hasn't germinated for me.. slightly gutted. My BnQ cheapy "neon" is showing new growth though
Under what conditions are you trying to germinate them? They're almost invasive in the garden!
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.
If you need more seed I may have some. I'll be starting mine soon so I'll have a look.
Thank you, that's very kind. No worries if there's no spares mind
My first Salvia of the year to bloom is Salvia elegans............. Salvia elegans by longk48, on Flickr
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.
A bit like my S.oxyphora cuttings then! It now looks as if my plant has croaked.
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
Where in the UK are you @Verdun ?
Hiya longk In far s.w. cornwall. Near the coast. Very little frosts and free draining warm soil so most salvias love it
@Verdun *envy emoji*
@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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