SUPER SALVIAS. 2019

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  1. longk

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    Seeds are fine :dbgrtmb:
     
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          @longk , I have seeds off Salvia Argentea " Artemis " ...........

          a) Would you like some ?

          b) Can I sow them now , fresh , and keep the young plants in the greenhouse over Winter ?

          PS.... I had the plant I've got now late last Autumn and kept it in the greenhouse over last Winter.
           
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          Yes!

          Probably, but I would do half now and half in the spring if it were me.

          Salvia dolichantha is my favourite (Cotswwold) hardy Salvia and is now in bloom despite being lifted when we moved...............
          [​IMG]Salvia dolichantha by longk48, on Flickr
           
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            Right I'll do that then.

            I'll get you some sorted then to go with the :"Blue Lips " :)

            My Dolichantha hasn't flowered this year yet but it has been a little neglected and not watered as often as it should have been. It has spread quite nicely though so I don't mind it having some time off if it's gonna put on a bigger show later on or next year.
             
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                I'm looking for some Salvia advice.

                I might be replacing my roses, in my front garden, with salvias.

                The four I have in mind are:

                Hot Lips
                Amethyst Lips
                Caradonna
                Schneehugel - Snow Hill

                How hardy are these plants?
                I'm looking for plants that I can plant and forget which is why I want to replace my roses which take some looking after.

                I'm in Bristol so it doesn't get that cold in Winter.
                 
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                @longk
                Unfortunately no I got the seed from Robin's Salvias a three years ago and the label got lost as a young plant. Did think it was atrocyanea at one time, but that's several yards away and flowers quite a bit later, it's deciduous though.
                 
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                I grow all of them Pushkin:)
                Ok, before anyone says it, I know it is mild down here but relatives of mine have had one or two of them growing in Yorkshire too so .....
                Snow Hill and Caradonna are real hardy and reliable. Similar styles and habit ....Snow Hill is bigger though and has been in flower from late spring.
                Hot Lips is also very hardy forming a shrub....it often makes bushy 2 metre plants. However, this is not a favourite of mine ....it cannot decide whether to have white flowers, red flowers or concurrently red and white flowers so I have banished it from my garden now.
                Amethyst Lips is a new acquisition this year and I like it. Same habit as Hot Lips and I am expecting it to be hardy. I will be taking cuttings just in case.
                You might like other similar microphylla types.....as Hot Lips is.....that I think were bred in Cornwall, at least inspired by Cornish prefix names like Trelissick, Trelawney and similar in colours from white to cream to yellow and through to the dark colours.
                 
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                  Thanks.
                  I've already ordered 4 types and will be replacing two of my least favourite roses at the front.
                   
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                        @NigelJ I just bought salvia sagittata at a plant fair yesterday (along with Amistad and Sebastian, and won Bordeaux in the raffle!). I have read that it is a bit miffy re soil (Dixter say it doesn't like their clay in winter). Have you got it and have you any recommendations please? The leaves are gorgeous!
                         
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