Perennials forum: Black and Blue Salvia today on November 12th

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Name: Sheridragonfly/Sheri
Alabama (Zone 8b)
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Sheridragonfly
Nov 12, 2014 8:42 AM CST
this salvia blooms till a hard freeze..
it seems all my salvias like the cool nights in the forties
and fifties..and bloom better in late fall than in the
hot 90's temperatures from May till October here
in zone 8 ...in alabama..
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Nov 12, 2014 9:21 AM CST
Intense color,Great.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Nov 15, 2014 10:11 AM CST
That sure is a beauty, I love that vivid blue color!
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Name: Kabby
Lowndesboro, AL (Zone 8a)
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Kabby
Nov 21, 2014 2:31 AM CST
Sheri how long have you grown it? Be afraid, be very afraid. Hummers butterflies love this plant, and it loves our AL zone 8 weather. I have confined it to a small area of one bed, another bed I sprayed Round Up 4-5 times this last summer. It sends out tubers, very prolific. Yours is very pretty though.
Name: Lynne
Houston, TX. Zone 9b (Zone 9b)
Enjoys or suffers hot summers I helped beta test the first seed swap
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LynneHTx
Jan 1, 2015 10:12 PM CST
I love my black and blue, but had to take back control of my garden. It had spread everywhere. I kept a 4x4 patch and outlined that space with buried edging. Pulled up bucket loads that were outside it's new boundary. And, all this started from one plant. Enjoy. The hummers love it, in fact, a hummer came up to the original plant while I was still carrying the pot before it was planted.
Name: Kabby
Lowndesboro, AL (Zone 8a)
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Kabby
Jan 2, 2015 12:39 AM CST
@LynnHTx I got what was salvagle from my flower bed and round upped it 3-4 times. It had crocomia as well as black and blue salvia. I was able to dig out my gingers and cannas. I have thesalvia in a much small place now. Hummers love it, it's only redeeming quality.
Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
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riverman123
Apr 13, 2015 5:17 PM CST
we bought three black and blues last summer, here in seattle. they did fantastic!! I hardly think they'll be back this year though, not in our climate. I just bought two more for this summer. why only 2? because last year the three we planted darn near took over everything!!
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Apr 13, 2015 5:35 PM CST
Welcome! riverman123
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Apr 13, 2015 7:51 PM CST
Welcome! riverman123! I am still waiting for mine to show some sign of life this year. I am hoping it's not dead.
Name: Duane
Gresham OR (Zone 8a)
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duane456
Apr 18, 2015 9:28 PM CST
Riverman---mine have survived 3 seasons here in Portland OR.
Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
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riverman123
Apr 19, 2015 6:23 PM CST
Duane - 3 seasons?? glad to hear it. we had to buy new ones this year... Sad

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