Past Plants of the Day forum: Salvia of the Day: Variegated Golden Sage (Salvia officinalis 'Icterina')

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Name: Marilyn
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Nov 22, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Today's Salvias of the Day is Variegated Golden Sage (Salvia officinalis 'Icterina').

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Variegated Golden Sage (Salvia officinalis 'Icterina')
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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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Nov 22, 2015 7:02 PM CST
I've had mixed results with these in that a few have just flounder and ultimately failed. A cultural failing most likely. I have one healthy plant and plan to take plugs of it to start more. It, like all the S. officinalis are very lovely and usfull in a border or a turkey. In this photo it is planted with Salvia 'Tricolor' and 'Purpurea'. None of these three have bloomed for me. All of these were planted at the same time and as you can see, S. 'purpurea' grows much more vigerously than the other two. Something to consider when planting these together. I have a couple of S. 'Tricolor' that are overwhelmed. I'll be planting S.'Icterina in many spots as filler down in front. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Kermit Carter
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Nov 24, 2015 6:32 PM CST
We used to grow all of these different S. officinalis cultivars. But no one ordered them. A trend that transcends mail order - this is becoming the case in all sales channels. We still have mother plants, but unless they gain appreciably in popularity, they will become harder and harder to find. Too bad as they are really nice plants.

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