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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Dec 2, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Today's Salvias of the Day is Salvia (Salvia chamaedryoides).

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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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HamiltonSquare
Dec 2, 2015 6:56 PM CST
We have this growing in two different areas and they are cared for differently. One group is in a very dry bed and are old and woody small plants, pictured above, that are just lightly pruned at first frost which has already occurred somewhat early this year. The other group are in a shadier position and receive more water and have amended soil. It has spread through underground runners year to year. These I shear right down to the ground every year and that was done yesterday. This is a very adaptable plant with great silver foliage to go with the deep blue flower color. Its carefree most of the year and it's drought tolerant. I love it. Thumbs up
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Name: Lori Bright
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LlamaLlori
Dec 2, 2015 10:14 PM CST
I have the same experience as Hameltonsquare with the Salvia chamaedryoides. I'm in Central Calif but I'm in an area that gets very cold. The Salvia is in a spot that got down to about 17 degrees, they didn't flinch. When I first planted them (4 years ago) I forgot about them. I Remembered to water them after a couple of weeks. (This was summer mind you) Again, they never missed a step. I now water them maybe once every two months in the summer. They haven't grown so large that I need to chop them down yet. I didn't amend the soil at all when I planted them. They get 3/4 days worth of sun and them seem fine with that. (As they do bloom that amazing blue for me) A super easy plant!
Name: Zuzu
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Dec 3, 2015 2:02 PM CST

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This one's a real joy to grow in a drought-stricken location. It's truly drought tolerant. It's also quite pretty: The foliage and the blooms are striking.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Dec 3, 2015 11:40 PM CST
I love the color of the blue flowers and the color of the leaves. I've grown it in containers and in the ground. It is a tender perennial for me.
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