Agastache and Salvias forum: New Salvia x jamensis varieties

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Name: Kermit Carter
Elk, California (Zone 9a)
Offering 400+ Salvias and counting
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FBTS
Jun 10, 2013 9:12 PM CST
Over the course of the next few weeks, I'll share pictures of some of the new varieties of ours that are about to graduate from testing to production.

This one is Elk Mango

Thumb of 2013-06-11/FBTS/ca3499

One of the tracks we are on is to develop subtle, warm, pastel colors that work well with contrasting bright shades. Very large flowers and lots of them on a ground cover style of plant.

This one has passed all tests thus far, and may be headed to propagation.

Opinions appreciated.

Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Jun 10, 2013 9:44 PM CST

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Beautiful color! Love it! Lovey dubby Drooling Thumbs up

What's the zone hardiness on it?

Can't wait to see all the others! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Kermit Carter
Elk, California (Zone 9a)
Offering 400+ Salvias and counting
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Jun 11, 2013 9:31 AM CST
Hardy for Zone 7 at least. We are planning on Zone 6 testing this winter, but knowing the lineage I can only hope for 6b at the very best.

Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Jun 11, 2013 12:04 PM CST

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That's ok, I'll most likely plant it in a container. Thumbs up

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Name: Kermit Carter
Elk, California (Zone 9a)
Offering 400+ Salvias and counting
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Jun 11, 2013 9:20 PM CST
Here is another, trying for something larger and nicer than Dancing Dolls:

Thumb of 2013-06-12/FBTS/7a17d1

I especially like the violet hairs.

Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Jun 12, 2013 12:12 AM CST

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Drooling Hurray! Lovey dubby Thumbs up Love that one!

Add your pics to the database!
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Name: Kermit Carter
Elk, California (Zone 9a)
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Jun 13, 2013 10:07 PM CST
Here is a nice 2 tone pink that looks like a winner. So many flowers that you almost can't see the leaves.

Thumb of 2013-06-14/FBTS/b0b5a3

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dormantsrule
Jun 13, 2013 10:32 PM CST
I'm not usually a fan of pastel shades but these make my eyes smile. Elk Mango would really rock with black mondo grass.
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Jun 13, 2013 11:10 PM CST

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I love that pink one! Lovey dubby Drooling Thumbs up

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dormantsrule
Jun 14, 2013 12:35 AM CST
Marilyn said:I love that pink one! Lovey dubby Drooling Thumbs up

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Hi there Mariiyn, I'm going to be downsizing the daylilies in a big way and will be buying some ags and salvia. I think either of the pinks shown would look great with my black lace elderberry.

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Name: Kermit Carter
Elk, California (Zone 9a)
Offering 400+ Salvias and counting
Salvias Hummingbirder Butterflies Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Jun 14, 2013 9:52 AM CST
Love the idea of using black leaf plants with the light pink Salvias! I'll be on the hunt for some Mondo Grass . . .

Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Jun 14, 2013 10:02 AM CST

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dormantsrule said:

Hi there Mariiyn, I'm going to be downsizing the daylilies in a big way and will be buying some ags and salvia. I think either of the pinks shown would look great with my black lace elderberry.



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Name: Joseph
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Gerris2
Jun 16, 2013 1:23 PM CST
My vote goes for Dancing Dolls, wow wow wow! Drooling
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dormantsrule
Jun 16, 2013 2:37 PM CST
Kermit, When will these be available?
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Name: Kermit Carter
Elk, California (Zone 9a)
Offering 400+ Salvias and counting
Salvias Hummingbirder Butterflies Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
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FBTS
Jun 16, 2013 8:14 PM CST
We are hoping for a rash of new introductions in time for fall planting, August or September. Some might have to wait until 2014.

Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
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Marilyn
Jun 16, 2013 8:18 PM CST

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I'm going to have to wait til 2014 for the ones that aren't hardy for zone 6a, but that's ok! nodding Thumbs up

Maybe I'll win first prize so I can pick Flowers By The Sea! It won't matter if they're hardy to me or not! Hurray! Thumbs up
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