Agastache and Salvias forum: Salvia volunteer

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Name: Dirt
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dirtdorphins
Sep 13, 2015 9:22 PM CST
Just in time for salvia week, this volunteer seedling started blooming--
Thumb of 2015-09-14/dirtdorphins/f62690
surprise, surprise it's some kind of beautiful not-purple, rosy color (some might say pink)
what a lovely cross my beefriends made for themselves!
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Sep 14, 2015 12:28 AM CST

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@dirtdorphins

What a great and beautiful surprise! Hurray! Thumbs up

Great pics too!
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Name: Judy
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jg0613
Sep 14, 2015 12:48 AM CST
I agree
Very beautiful blooms and leaves!! Thanks for sharing @dirtdorphins. Any idea of parent species probabilities?
Name: Dirt
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dirtdorphins
Sep 14, 2015 3:26 PM CST
Thank You!
Yes, the seed making parent was probably Marcus, because that was the one salvia in the area.
Although there had been a May Night there too, a while ago, before it got too big and I relocated it, but I suppose it could have dropped a seed or two that waited.
The small leaves, and that 'candelabra' type branching for those blooms stalks is also suggestive of Marcus. Currently the seedling is bigger than the average Marcus though.
The pinkness has got to have come from a 'Sensation Deep Rose Improved'--I had three of them at one time, but two were summarily smothered by other bigger and more aggressive plants with only one surviving last season. It put on a good show last summer in an area not too far away by bee flight.
It will be interesting to see what this plant does next year!
Name: Judy
NW MO (Zone 6a)
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jg0613
Sep 14, 2015 5:44 PM CST
@dirtdorphins
Thanks for answering my question! You will definitely have to post an update on this beauty here on the forum. I would love to see what it does next year. I am a real newcomer to Salvias and Agastaches (Salvias last year and Agastaches this year) but both are now my favorites. In the process I have become very interested in learning more about botanical names, different species and hybrids, and propagation. There is so much good information on this site. I am going to look up the species that you mentioned.
Name: Dirt
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dirtdorphins
Sep 14, 2015 6:13 PM CST
you are welcome!
the suspected parents are both Salvia nemorosa cultivars
Sage (Salvia nemorosa MarcusĀ®)
I do get seedlings out of this one fairly often in my sidewalk cracks Smiling

I rarely get seedlings out of May Night.
I have a Blue Hill too,
Violet Sage (Salvia nemorosa 'Blauhugel')
and it produces tons of seedlings in my rock garden! I think the fallen seeds germinate really well in gravel and sunny nooks and crannies in the early spring.
some of the Blue Hill babies are kinda-sorta blue-ish, like this one
Thumb of 2015-09-15/dirtdorphins/8bd3d2
but most are purple.
That's why I was so surprised to have a pink one Hilarious!
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Sep 14, 2015 6:18 PM CST

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dirtdorphins said:Thank You!
Yes, the seed making parent was probably Marcus, because that was the one salvia in the area.
Although there had been a May Night there too, a while ago, before it got too big and I relocated it, but I suppose it could have dropped a seed or two that waited.
The small leaves, and that 'candelabra' type branching for those blooms stalks is also suggestive of Marcus. Currently the seedling is bigger than the average Marcus though.
The pinkness has got to have come from a 'Sensation Deep Rose Improved'--I had three of them at one time, but two were summarily smothered by other bigger and more aggressive plants with only one surviving last season. It put on a good show last summer in an area not too far away by bee flight.
It will be interesting to see what this plant does next year!


@dirtdorphins

So wonderful! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

Keep us posted next year. Thumbs up

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