Past Plants of the Day forum: Salvia of the Day: Cobalt Sage (Salvia reptans)

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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Feb 4, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Today's plant of the day for Salvias is Cobalt Sage (Salvia reptans).

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

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Cobalt Sage (Salvia reptans)
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Feb 4, 2016 6:15 PM CST
I've thought about growing this salvia before, but always end up getting other ones instead. Maybe I'll grow it sometime. Beautiful bright blue flowers.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Feb 4, 2016 7:05 PM CST
I love that blue, might have to try it myself this year. Smiling
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Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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dirtdorphins
Feb 4, 2016 7:16 PM CST
Yay!
This is one that I can grow Smiling survives my zone 5 winters in-ground, gets tall and grand, puts on a lovely end of season show 'til the first freeze with those gorgeous blue flowers, and helps the bees prepare for winter.
Here are a couple more pictures from last October
Thumb of 2016-02-05/dirtdorphins/844870 Thumb of 2016-02-05/dirtdorphins/ea6438 Thumb of 2016-02-05/dirtdorphins/b71a94
It does seed itself ridiculously well, so I'll try to extract some babies for you if you want some Debra and Marilyn

Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Feb 4, 2016 7:17 PM CST
Yes-Yes-Yes, please!!!!
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Sean B Murray
Riverhead, NY (Zone 7a)
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Whitebeard
Feb 4, 2016 8:11 PM CST
Wow, this looks to be a real winner. Thanks much, Dirt, for posting the additional photos. Thumbs up
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Feb 4, 2016 8:28 PM CST
Love this Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Feb 4, 2016 10:59 PM CST
You should post the third photo to the DB as it gives a much better idea of its dimensions. Love the color and may have purchase based on written description but your photo helped me know its not a good fit here in HamiltonSquareGarden. Thank You. One less blue temptress. I tip my hat to you.
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WardDas
Feb 5, 2016 12:29 PM CST
Boy, I've had it for 10 years and neither it nor any of its seedlings ever grew that big and lush. The soil where it is growing may be too barren.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Feb 5, 2016 7:48 PM CST
Beautiful pics Dirt. Yes, thank you, I'd love some seeds. When and how deep do you sow them?
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Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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dirtdorphins
Feb 5, 2016 9:14 PM CST
Oh the plant seeds itself, whenever it does, in the fall I presume and just on the surface Hilarious!
I can try to collect some next year--it requires a timing thing that I cannot promise to master given my work schedule though.
...but, I will have seedlings this spring

Leslieray, I think you should be tempted Hilarious!
I don't know, does it look bigger than it is? perspective can be funny thing--
It is supposed to get 36-48 inches (90-120 cm) tall--I'd say mine tops out around 50inches.
so sorry to recycle this picture, again--but to see it whole-- it is there behind the agastaches, to the left of the amaranth, not blooming yet--it is more than one plant in the clump. I planted two, together, and then it made more.
Thumb of 2016-02-06/dirtdorphins/ee8c7e
you can see one of the seedlings I missed --far left behind the origanum (purple thing) in front of the orange rock, more typical of an individual young plant.
My soil is lousy--this is a gravel, sand, and clay bed that got compost once a few years ago Shrug!

Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Feb 5, 2016 9:41 PM CST
I love that shot. Lovey dubby
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Feb 5, 2016 10:38 PM CST
Me too! Lovey dubby Thumbs up
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
Rabbit Keeper Birds Hummingbirder Salvias Xeriscape Organic Gardener
Container Gardener Cottage Gardener Bee Lover Forum moderator Butterflies Apples
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Marilyn
Feb 5, 2016 10:42 PM CST
*Blush* Forgot you stated you had seedlings (babies) this spring and didn't say seeds, which would be even better.

If you can send one, I'll be very happy to mail a check for the postage. Thanks! Thank You! I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
Morning Glories Garden Photography Region: Pennsylvania Charter ATP Member Orchids Dragonflies
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1 I helped beta test the first seed swap Bookworm Bee Lover
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luvsgrtdanes
Feb 6, 2016 8:02 AM CST
As long as your collecting seedlings Dirt Whistling Thumbs up Lovey dubby
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Photography Bee Lover Region: Utah Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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dirtdorphins
Feb 6, 2016 10:28 AM CST
ha--okay--I usually just pull them and let them die Rolling my eyes. but I'll pot up a bunch for ya all instead Thumbs up
I did pot up a handful last year--they did well in spite of my neglect, but I never figured out where I wanted them so they are still in the pot--curious to see if they will have survived the winter that way
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Feb 6, 2016 10:44 AM CST
I am interested in knowing if they survived, myownself, Dirt. I have two potted Victoria Blue Salvias that go dormant most Winters, but come right back up every Spring. It would be good information to have given the differences in our areas. Thumbs up
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