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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Feb 5, 2010 11:45 AM CST

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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Feb 6, 2010 9:42 PM CST
This Cedar Sage did something strange last year...never saw them with any white before. Maybe it crossed with another salvia?

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I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Feb 6, 2010 10:16 PM CST

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Gosh Linda, you may have a sport there that. Maybe a new salvia everyone will "have to have" next spring....
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teacup754
Feb 6, 2010 10:37 PM CST
Wow, when I see that for sale in my local nursery, I'll say I saw it when it was just a baby.
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Feb 6, 2010 10:41 PM CST

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me too!
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Feb 7, 2010 2:04 PM CST
I'll see if it happens again this year! I've been growing them for a long time and never saw anything but red on them before!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Charlene Houseman
Lehigh Acres, Fl 33971 (Zone 9b)
Newly transplanted fr Cen TX
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charlenesplants
Feb 9, 2010 11:22 AM CST
Linda, that looks like hot lips sage. Could they have been crossed? Do you grow hot lips? Maybe a hummer crossed it from a neighbors hot lips.

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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Feb 9, 2010 1:39 PM CST
Yes, I do have a hot lips sage, so that's possible. My hot lips has red-only blooms on some branches and then it also has the red and white blooms. I wondered if IT could be a cross!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Charlene Houseman
Lehigh Acres, Fl 33971 (Zone 9b)
Newly transplanted fr Cen TX
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charlenesplants
Feb 10, 2010 10:45 AM CST
I have lots of lady in red salvia cocinea and they are beautiful all summer long and into the fall.

I have some hotlips also, I might see if I could make a deliberate cross. No experience in that field, but always up to learn something new.

Charlene

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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
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frostweed
Feb 11, 2010 12:32 PM CST
Salvia coccinea sure is beautiful, I love it too. I agree
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Name: Laura Lee
Gilmer, TX
Hot and humid zone 8b in East Texas
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LiveOak
Feb 12, 2010 5:36 PM CST
I loved my salvias this year. This is Coral Nymph which came highly recommended from the members here. Bloomed all season long, no pests, no staking, no deadheading. Virtually care free. These were freebies from Diane's seeds!



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Name: Laura Lee
Gilmer, TX
Hot and humid zone 8b in East Texas
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LiveOak
Feb 12, 2010 5:40 PM CST
Blue Hills is pictured here with gomphrena that is choking a miserable lone coneflower LOL. I enjoyed Blue Hills last year, purchased from Bluestone Perennials.

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Name: Laura Lee
Gilmer, TX
Hot and humid zone 8b in East Texas
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LiveOak
Feb 12, 2010 5:44 PM CST
This salvia did not come with an ID tag when I bought it off the sale rack at Lowe's. It has reproduced prolifically (but not invasively) and has the brightest red with a hint of pink at times. I'm hoping it will pollinate with the Coral Nymph and create something new!

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Name: Laura Lee
Gilmer, TX
Hot and humid zone 8b in East Texas
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LiveOak
Feb 12, 2010 5:48 PM CST
Snow hill did pretty well considering it was a nearly dead $1.50 bargain from the rescue rack at Lowe's. It took a few months to get going good. This year should be stunning.

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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Feb 12, 2010 7:52 PM CST
I like the white form of Gregg's Salvia. It seems to be able to get through anything! And it's had a lot of hard weather in the last few years.

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I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Lee
Willis, Texas
Tweedle_Lee_Dee
Feb 18, 2010 9:47 AM CST
Salvia madrensis bloomed for me 1st time this past year...new growth is forming at the base of the old stalk (in the greenhouse)

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Name: Stephanie
Fort Worth, TX (8a)
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stephanietx
Feb 18, 2010 10:11 AM CST
This little Blue Salvia (maybe Bedder Blue??) did very well last year. Not sure if it survived the winter yet, but I did get some seeds from it just in case.



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Name: Lee
Willis, Texas
Tweedle_Lee_Dee
Feb 18, 2010 10:24 AM CST
Salvia involutata...beautiful color

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Name: Lee
Willis, Texas
Tweedle_Lee_Dee
Feb 18, 2010 10:33 AM CST
Stephanie - that's a beautiful blue!
My greenhouse allows me to see earlier spring blossoms...in fact,...the involutata bloomed throughout the winter...not as vigorously as during the summer, of course,....but still some small clusters of flowers..... the shape of the leaves along with the stem growth pattern combined with the interesting flowers...make this one of my favorites
Name: Lee
Willis, Texas
Tweedle_Lee_Dee
Feb 18, 2010 10:41 AM CST
leaves & stem

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