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SUPER SALVIAS. 2019

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by NigelJ, Jan 19, 2019.

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    NigelJ Total Gardener

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    Actually all these started in 2018 and are just carrying on
    Salvia corrugata.JPG Salvia corrugata

    Salvia guaranitica Black and Blue.JPG Salvia guaranitica "Black and Blue"

    Salvia curviflora.JPG
    Salvia curviflora

    Salvia Amisted.JPG Salvia "Amisted"
    The first three are outside. It has been very mild, so far, down here
     
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      Those look great Nigel, can't believe yours are flowering so well at this time of year. You say it is very mild with you, so no frosts so far?
       
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      3 or 4 mornings since 1st December with ice on car and 1 when I broke the ice on the water butts for the birds. Few nights below 5°C and many days 7 - 10°C.
       
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        Salvia Amethyst. 3 plants on order for May

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          SALVIA nemorosa "Caradonna"
          Fell inlove with this at Kensington Gardens and bought a strong, healthy specimen which grew well last season. Cut it back in December and watched oodles of new growth appear in February. I took 2 heel cuttings and stuck them in water a plastic pot for a few weeks. They rooted and I potted them up today. Bees fall over them selves to get nectar from this Balkan Clary Sage.
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          Looking forward to having 2 extra plants in a couple of months.
           
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            I guess you know already Jenny, but you can divide Caradonna too. Do mine every 3 years or so :)
             
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              No, I didn't know that , thank you.
               
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              Salvia guaranitica "Black and Blue"
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                Mine is barely putting out shoots and yours is in bloom!
                 
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                @longk Mine has barely stopped growing all winter, the recent cooler spell has caused some of the younger shoots to be yellower. S corrugata came through the winter in an open bed and is growing away; it did get some of its shoots blackened by a couple of sharp frosts, but has remained in leaf all the time.
                 
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                  A cold dark morning but Salvia gesneriiflora is the first to bloom in 2019...............
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                    Salvia microphylla "Cerro Potosi"
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                      Love that colour Nigel :)
                       
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                        Both these are beautiful colours, will they grow from seed ?
                        .I've seen the salvia in seed catalogues. Been undecided wether to buy seed or buy the plant .
                         
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                        @Purple Streaks I do some of each named varieties I buy the plants for example the Salvia microphylla "Cerro Potosi". Others such as S coccinea, S darcyi and S atrocyanea I grow from seed. Like other people I also take cuttings to overwinter tender species.
                         
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