Past Plants of the Day forum: Salvias of the Day: Raspberry Delight

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Sep 3, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Today's Salvias of the Day is Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii 'Raspberry Delight').

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Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii 'Raspberry Delight') .

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Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii 'Raspberry Delight')
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WardDas
Sep 10, 2015 11:16 AM CST
One of the hardiest among the greggii/microphylla hybrids. It has lasted thru about 10 winters in zone 7a southern NJ. It does tend to be rather leggy even in dry soil and sprawls quite a bit.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Sep 10, 2015 1:43 PM CST
@WardDas

Welcome! Welcome!

I've grown three plants in the ground, since 2006 or 2007 and wouldn't be without it. I'm thrilled it is hardy to zone 6a, since there are a lot of greggii/microphylla Salvias aren't.

You can pinch the stems back to make it bushier, so it won't be so leggy and sprawling.
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WardDas
Sep 11, 2015 9:36 AM CST
I am sure pinching would help. My problem is having too many of them to give them much attention - at least 50 feet of row. After hard winters like last winter they were all cut to the ground, but in normal or mild winters they tend to retain life in their stems almost to the former year's top growth. With any microphylla/greggii you get an early bloom if live branches survive, a nice thing, but bad for quick pruning, messy later when the current year's shoots of grown.

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