SUPER SALVIAS 2020

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  1. NigelJ

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    Salvia miniata Tender salvia from Mexico, with smooth unscented leaves.
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    Salvia microphylla "Cerro Potosi"
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    Salvia greggii "Raspberry Ripple"
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    Salvia arizonica
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    Salvia microphylla "Kew Red"
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    Salvia microphylla hybrid
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    Salvia microphylla wislizeni
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      What an amazing selection! Only have Cerro Potosi which is hardy for us and such a wonderful pink! I always take cuttings though. All the others are varieties I must look for. What I like about this selection is the variety of leaf! Its something I'm beginning to appreciate the longer I keep Salvias. To begin with its simply a case of keeping them alive and reproducing them. Obviously their colour and other features are foremost but its smaller different features which become more noticeable. We're beginning to notice that many seedlings show size differences. We presumed that this could because of soil/drainage reasons but these days particularly when plants are next to each other, differences can be attributed to biological reasons. Perhaps I'm expecting hybrids to be much more different! I can remember, for example, hoping for ultimately a red coloured Patens!!
       
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        What an amazing selection! Only have Cerro Potosi which is hardy for us and such a wonderful pink! I always take cuttings though. All the others are varieties I must look for. What I like about this selection is the variety of leaf! Its something I'm beginning to appreciate the longer I keep Salvias. To begin with its simply a case of keeping them alive and reproducing them. Obviously their colour and other features are foremost but its smaller different features which become more noticeable. We're beginning to notice that many seedlings show size differences. We presumed that this could because of soil/drainage reasons but these days particularly when hybridised by accident(!) We might expect bigger differences, like I can remember hoping for a red patens!!
         
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          @Glynne Williams All of them above are hardy with me and have been outside for least three years a few of them have been outside since around 2000. The exception is the S miniata which is only 18 months from seed. I do take cuttings or have young plants of Amisted, S involuctra and S corrugata. I lost S confertifolia in spring 2018 and haven't found one since.
           
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            We've always got confertifĺora so we must come up with way to send you one later in the year.
             
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              @Glynne Williams That would be very kind of you.
              I took some cuttings of S guaranatica "Black and Blue" a couple of weeks ago and most have rooted.
               
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              There must be a secure way of getting in touch privately? Will look into it.
               
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