Past Plants of the Day forum: Salvia of the Day: Salvia (Salvia cinnabarina)

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Dec 17, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Today's Salvias of the Day is Salvia (Salvia cinnabarina).

This plant can be found in the ATP Plant Database at:
Salvia (Salvia cinnabarina) .

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Salvia (Salvia cinnabarina)
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Dec 17, 2015 6:55 PM CST
Beautiful red flowers. Haven't grown this beauty yet.
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Name: Kermit Carter
Elk, California (Zone 9a)
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FBTS
Dec 18, 2015 11:51 AM CST
This plant grows in a very unusual way. The first year it just spreads out rapidly, no more than 6 inches tall. It can make a carpet 12 feet plus across in one season. Then, in the second year and beyond it sends up absolutely vertical stems that flower at their tops. I've seen these 12 feet tall in shady, well supported clumps. Generally six feet is max. Two entirely different growth forms. Ours is blooming like crazy now.

Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Dec 18, 2015 1:05 PM CST
I'm not in the frost-free areas, guess this isn't for me, too bad, no greenhouse.
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Dec 18, 2015 7:04 PM CST
@FBTS

I read from some online links, that it grows and blooms from spring through fall, but on your site you mention spring and winter, that's why I didn't get it before. It would only be an annual (tender perennial) with each plant for me.

On the ATP database listing for this salvia, it reads:

Flower Time:

Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter

Is this incorrect? If so, then it needs to be corrected.

There are salvias that I'd love to grow but, since I'm zone 6a and don't have a greenhouse I can't. Sighing!
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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Dec 18, 2015 9:56 PM CST
I learned the hard way to be cautious about the Mexican salvias. Some I can grow and some not, so I always look up hardiness info, even if it's sold in San Antonio nurseries. I'm in the colder hills, while some in the San Antonio area have a slightly warmer climate.
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: Kermit Carter
Elk, California (Zone 9a)
Offering 400+ Salvias and counting
Salvias Hummingbirder Butterflies Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
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FBTS
Dec 19, 2015 7:48 PM CST
This one blooms whenever it chooses, in flushes.

Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Dec 19, 2015 8:38 PM CST
@FBTS

Do you think if I grew it here, could I get flowering from it late spring through fall?
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Name: Kermit Carter
Elk, California (Zone 9a)
Offering 400+ Salvias and counting
Salvias Hummingbirder Butterflies Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
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FBTS
Dec 20, 2015 12:42 PM CST
This one needs to establish before it starts blooming with authority. The second season and beyond is where it starts to shine. This is probably not a good choice for Zones below 9.

Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Dec 21, 2015 7:07 PM CST
Thanks for your info, Kermit.
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