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SUPER SALVIAS - 2021

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by ARMANDII, Jan 1, 2021.

  1. ARMANDII

    ARMANDII Low Flying Administrator Staff Member

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    Here's to another year of colour.
     
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      Oh yes .... let's hope so. They look gorgeous in your pic. Have just ordered some salvia farinacea seascape seeds and hoping for some good results. I haven't tried growing salvia from seed before though. I had the common red annual salvia last year bought as plug plants and the colour just popped for months and months ...... Red isn't featuring in my colour scheme this year though so trying the purple/silver combo.
       
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        Most salvia are easy from seed.
         
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          Come on you lot, post some photos of your salvias! I know many of you here grow them and I desperately need my annual fix of salvia porn! :roflol:

          Salvia 'Caradonna' just starting to flower with Astrantia 'Roma' and Geranium cantabrigiense 'Biokovo' in the background. Then Salvia 'Nachtvlinder', I like the way the flowers look with the foliage of my newly-planted actaea but it seems to have a high population of froghoppers on it this year, are they ever detrimental to salvias? I only seem to get them early in the flowering period. :dunno:

          Nick

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          My Salvia sensation rosesalvia.jpeg
           
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            @Nikolaos Mine are only just getting going; Amisted in the cold greenhouse is just coming into flower. The large Salvia corrugata, outside since 2017, didn't come through the winter it may shoot in a month or so, but I'm not hopeful fortunately overwintered some cuttings under cover.
            The only exception to the late start are the Salvia microphylla varieties "Kew Red" in particular is a mass of flower. Picture to follow later.
             
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                @NigelJ So it's not just me then Nigel, my Salvia 'African Sky' is usually in flower by the very start of June and often in late May, no sign of a single flower yet! :frown:

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                  Everything is so far behind this year that my Nachtvlinder has only just opened its first blooms today which is about six weeks late.............
                  [​IMG]Salvia microphylla 'Nachtvlinder' by longk48, on Flickr

                  Salvia microphylla "Pink Blush"............
                  [​IMG]Salvia microphylla "Pink Blush" by longk48, on Flickr

                  Salvia greggii 'Joy'.............
                  [​IMG]Salvia greggii 'Joy' by longk48, on Flickr

                  Salvia 'Salmia Deep Purple'..............
                  [​IMG]Salvia 'Salmia Deep Purple' by longk48, on Flickr

                  Salvia gesneriiflora...........
                  [​IMG]Salvia gesneriiflora by longk48, on Flickr
                   
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                    Wonderful selection of salvias @longk, I particularly like greggi 'Joy', that's rather gorgeous! :love30:

                    Wow, can't believe that, mine has quite a few flowers already and I'm in Nottinghamshire, I would have expected yours to be a fair bit earlier in Oxfordshire! :scratch:

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                      There are still a few to come. I agree about 'Joy', it is a gem. It is a cutting in its first full season but next spring I'll take some cuttings - I mark one up for you if you haven't got one by then.

                      You'd be surprised, we all too frequently record Englands overnight low in this area. -6°c was the low this year on several nights.
                       
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                      • pete

                        pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                        I actually bought a salvia plant a few weeks ago, not grown any for years. I will put a picture up when it flowers.
                         
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                          Salvia microphylla "Kew Red"
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                          Salvia microphylla wislizeni
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                          Salvia "Amisted"
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                            pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                            Cant remember the name, I call it Salvia Black and Blue.
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                              Salvia arizonica
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                              Salvia "Amisted"
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                              Salvia guaranitica "Black and Blue"
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