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Name: Terri Hamilton
Rockford, Illinois (Zone 5b)
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holity
May 16, 2014 6:00 PM CST
I bought several plants on clearance last fall, including my first salvias. And then we had that winter... I thought my salvias were goners.

But now I have these little sprouts right where I planted them. Could they be my salvias? If so, what can I do to encourage them?

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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
May 17, 2014 1:00 AM CST

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Welcome to the Agastache and Salvia forum Terri! Welcome!

I can't tell from looking at your pic. What Salvia varieties did you get? Sometimes Salvias take a little while to "get growing" in the Spring.

@FBTS can you help out?
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Name: Terri Hamilton
Rockford, Illinois (Zone 5b)
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May 17, 2014 2:24 PM CST
Thanks!

They are Cobalt Sage (Salvia reptans)
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
May 17, 2014 7:25 PM CST

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I've haven't grown them before yet, but they're Summer to Fall blooming, so they'll be slow growing for sure.

From the Flowers By The Sea site.....

http://www.fbts.com/salvia-reptans.html#product_tabs1

I might just have to get one next year! Thumbs up

Let us know the progress on it. Do you just have one that survived from the ones you planted last year?
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Name: Terri Hamilton
Rockford, Illinois (Zone 5b)
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holity
May 17, 2014 8:48 PM CST
Marilyn, I planted two last year and if I'm right, then both are coming back. Thumbs up
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
May 17, 2014 11:21 PM CST

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Great! Hurray! Thumbs up
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Name: Terri Hamilton
Rockford, Illinois (Zone 5b)
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holity
May 21, 2014 9:43 PM CST
OK, it's a little bigger and I got out a better camera, so--can you tell now? Is this my Salvia?


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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
May 21, 2014 10:34 PM CST

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@FBTS would you take a look at this pic holity (Terri) posted?
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Name: Kermit Carter
Elk, California (Zone 9a)
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FBTS
May 22, 2014 3:24 PM CST
Still a bit too small to be definitive. It could be Salvia reptans. You'll know in a few weeks as they grow very fast.

Name: Terri Hamilton
Rockford, Illinois (Zone 5b)
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holity
May 22, 2014 6:04 PM CST
I really think they are. They're in exactly the right spot, and the two look like each other but not like any weeds I've got. Thanks for all the input!
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