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Name: Joseph
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Sep 5, 2014 6:55 PM CST
My plants finally are making flowers! I love these little blue and white flowers.


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Sep 5, 2014 7:50 PM CST
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Sep 5, 2014 9:38 PM CST

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Hurray! Lovey dubby Thumbs up
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jvdubb
Sep 9, 2014 9:52 AM CST
I am torn about this Salvia. They have the most amazing blooms! but the plant itself gets so tall and floppy. They are a mess! But those blooms keep me from ripping them out! Oh, and the hummingbirds also like mine.
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Marilyn
Sep 9, 2014 11:28 AM CST

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jvdubb said:They have the most amazing blooms! but the plant itself gets so tall and floppy. But those blooms keep me from ripping them out! Oh, and the hummingbirds also like mine.


I haven't grown that one yet, but sounds like I might have to get it next year.

Maybe it can be staked or trellised.

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jvdubb
Sep 9, 2014 11:55 AM CST
Oh forget everything I said!!! I am so wrong.

What I grow is Salvia azurea! Duh!
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Marilyn
Sep 9, 2014 2:02 PM CST

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I grow Salvia azurea 'Nekan'. Lovey dubby Blue Sage (Salvia azurea 'Nekan')

I think I still have Salvia azurea var. grandiflora also. Lovey dubby
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FBTS
Sep 11, 2014 3:08 PM CST
In good soil with ample water, Salvia uliginosa is a LARGE plant. I believe its best use is:

In clay soil (where it does very well, unlike most Salvias)
or
In wet locations, where it thrives. Remember, the common name is Bog Sage.

Lovely plant that grows rapidly, but one should understand the potential it has before it is planted.

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Marilyn
Sep 12, 2014 11:26 AM CST

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Thanks for sharing the info Kermit! I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up
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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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HamiltonSquare
Sep 12, 2014 2:40 PM CST
We have a well established colony of S. uliginosa. We shovel prune at the edges to keep the spread in check but we also keep it on the dryer side to inhibit it's rampant growth. We don't have rain to encourage it either.
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Marilyn
Sep 13, 2014 9:59 AM CST

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Beautiful pic of that beautiful blue flower. Lovey dubby
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Name: Joseph
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Gerris2
Sep 13, 2014 7:06 PM CST
The shade of blue grabs me and does not let go.


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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Sep 13, 2014 7:22 PM CST
I missed having this plant this year. No return of the plant, nor any self-sown seedlings to be found. Sad
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Marilyn
Sep 14, 2014 12:10 AM CST

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How do y'all grow this beautiful Salvia? What kind of conditions? I haven't grown it before.
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chelle
Sep 14, 2014 5:57 AM CST
Mine was in a clay-based, moisture-retentive rain garden type area in full sun, Marilyn.
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Its blooms are quite captivating. The bees and I had to visit each day while it was blooming. Lovey dubby

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Sep 14, 2014 9:50 AM CST

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Chelle

What was the spread on your plant in the moisture-retentive rain garden type area? That's one of the reasons I didn't grow it yet. I was afraid it would be too large of a spread.

Beautiful pics! Love the one with the bee! Lovey dubby

Thanks for sharing your info! Thumbs up
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chelle
Sep 14, 2014 10:18 AM CST
It was tall but thin, so other plants could intermingle with it nicely, I think. If I get it again I'd like to try it with some of the smaller flowered, branching habit, lemon yellow sunflowers...or even the whiter varieties might be nice to visually enhance the white in the salvia. Or perhaps Nicotiana sylvestris...something nice and full lower down to fill out the bottom area of the planting, with just a bit more background color (if you call white a color Big Grin ) to bring out the salvia blooms. It's kind of difficult to appreciate one plant from a distance, so I think a thicker stand or an intermingled combination would be much more visually appealing.
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Marilyn
Sep 14, 2014 6:23 PM CST

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I agree Thumbs up I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Joseph
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Gerris2
Sep 15, 2014 6:01 AM CST
It has adapted to the container nicely. I am,growing it in potting soil that is not anything special. I water the container weekly.

It is wildly making flowers now.
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Marilyn
Sep 15, 2014 9:24 AM CST

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Thanks Gerris! I tip my hat to you.

Maybe I'll grow it in a container. Do you pinch it to make it fuller and shorter? What size container is it growing in?
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