Agastache and Salvias forum: Some Salvias (and others) that are in bloom

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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Jun 11, 2014 11:13 AM CST
My May Nights, Sensation Rose, Victoria White, & Blue Hill are going strong right now. I love salvias.. so care free! Does anyone have any HUGE salvias that always end up looking like someone laid in the middle of the plant?

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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Jun 11, 2014 12:01 PM CST
Oh my!!!! Is that a blue penstemon? Or is it a salvia? Either way it is AMAZING! And with the dark salvia WOW!!

Yes! I have one Salvia that always starts out so nice and perky. By July it is flat as a pancake! Just last night I thought, "I should put a cage around that now before it flattens!" Doubt I will though Rolling on the floor laughing

Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Charter ATP Member Irises Salvias Xeriscape Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Skiekitty
Jun 11, 2014 12:33 PM CST
Jennifer - Both blue penstemon & blue salvia. These are good down to zone 5.. all these plants are at least 2 years old.

Electric Blue Penstemon
Foothill Penstemon (Penstemon heterophyllus 'Electric Blue')

May Night Salvia
Sage (Salvia nemorosa 'Mainacht')

Blue Hill Salvia
Violet Sage (Salvia nemorosa 'Blauhugel')
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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Jun 11, 2014 12:39 PM CST
Toni,
I grew Electric Blue Penstemon via winter sowing last year. Only two tiny plants survived the winter and spring. So far they have not bloomed. They are 3-4 inches tall. But they both have a handful of buds. Hopefully they will grow this year and survive the next winter!
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Charter ATP Member Irises Salvias Xeriscape Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Skiekitty
Jun 11, 2014 1:19 PM CST
Jennifer - I can't grow anything from seed other than weeds... I'm REALLY good at growing weeds. LOLL. Anyways, these plants... the electric blues were rather puny & pathetic last year, let alone when I put them in 2 years ago (2012). I've noticed that it takes penstemons 2-3 years to really get going. For instance, one set of my little pineleaf penstemons were just little bitty 3" container plants when I put them in 4 years ago. Today, each one covers at least 2' in circumference!
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Jun 12, 2014 10:44 AM CST

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Skiekitty said:My May Nights, Sensation Rose, Victoria White, & Blue Hill are going strong right now. I love salvias.. so care free! Does anyone have any HUGE salvias that always end up looking like someone laid in the middle of the plant?

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Yes, my Salvia 'Blue Hill' ends up looking like something laid in the middle and the stems all flattened out from the center. I try to cut the stems as they finish blooming, but I don't remember if it happens again in the same season. It happens every season. I've had Blue Hill for years. It probably didn't happen for the first few years when it was young.

Beautiful flowers and pics! Thumbs up

I had grew Electric Blue Penstemon as a plant. It lived for only a couple of years. Loved that blue color! Lovey dubby

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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Charter ATP Member Irises Salvias Xeriscape Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Skiekitty
Jun 12, 2014 11:28 AM CST
Here's what the MayNights look like.. the squished ones in the back. I swear something's sleeping in it at night!

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And the May Nights in my front flower bed. I traditionally have this filled with annuals, but I'm getting tired of replacing them, so planted salvias. Can't go wrong with them! I also have some penstemons in this bed too, but they're not flowering yet.
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jun 12, 2014 12:32 PM CST
I think you are right about the nester. There was a fawn in an astilbe down the street.
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Jun 12, 2014 1:23 PM CST
The Salvia x sylvestris, like 'May Night', almost always splay out like that here. I think it happens more with plants that get extra moisture. We usually have rainy, hot summers so they go splat toward the end of their bloom.

Toni, all of your photos are lovely but that Penstemon is scrumptious! Lovey dubby
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Jun 12, 2014 7:18 PM CST

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Toni

Beautiful garden! Do you have 5 May Night's? Bet the Butterflies love it too! Lovey dubby Thumbs up You should add that pic to the database! Sage (Salvia nemorosa 'Mainacht')

By the way, that's how my Blue Hill looks (your first pic).
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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Charter ATP Member Irises Salvias Xeriscape Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Skiekitty
Jun 12, 2014 10:46 PM CST
Marilyn - Actually, in the front yard in that front flower bed, I think there's.... well, there's the 2 big ones on either side, then in the back row, I *think* there's 5 horizontal & then another 3 more vertical along the driveway. I think. I shouldn't be thinking.. not my strong suit. I'll take a picture from the "backside" (from the house looking out to the street) so that you can see how it's done that way.
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Jun 13, 2014 12:34 PM CST

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Sounds great and sounds like 10 of them! Hurray! Lovey dubby Thumbs up
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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Charter ATP Member Irises Salvias Xeriscape Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Skiekitty
Jun 16, 2014 1:34 PM CST
Here's what the salvias look like from the "back" (facing the street)

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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Jun 16, 2014 5:19 PM CST

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They look great Toni! Thumbs up
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jun 17, 2014 2:49 AM CST
It looks great, nice for travelers going by.
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Charter ATP Member Irises Salvias Xeriscape Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Skiekitty
Jun 23, 2014 2:43 PM CST
Golden Jubilee is really pretty this year. I think I'll get some more of this.
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And my Purple Rain is going strong again.
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Jun 23, 2014 3:48 PM CST

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Looking great! Thumbs up

I might get Golden Jubilee again next year and make sure I don't let it go to seed. Love its leaves! Lovey dubby

Did you add your pics to the database?!
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Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Jun 23, 2014 3:52 PM CST
Pretty plants, Toni!
'Golden Jubilee' reseeds easily so you'll likely get more of them whether you want them or not! Big Grin
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Jun 23, 2014 5:24 PM CST

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Danita said:'Golden Jubilee' reseeds easily so you'll likely get more of them whether you want them or not! Big Grin


That's the only reason I've not grown GJ, since the first year.

Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Charter ATP Member Irises Salvias Xeriscape Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Colorado Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cat Lover
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Skiekitty
Jun 23, 2014 5:39 PM CST
This is the 3rd season and no volunteers yet.
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