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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Mar 23, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Today's plant of the day for Salvias is Salvia (Salvia patens 'Patio Sky Blue').

This plant can be found in the ATP Plant Database at:
Salvia (Salvia patens 'Patio Sky Blue') .

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Salvia (Salvia patens 'Patio Sky Blue')
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lovemyhouse
Mar 23, 2016 6:06 PM CST
Ooooh, gorgeous blue!
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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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HamiltonSquare
Mar 23, 2016 7:04 PM CST
It looks like our didn't make it through the winter over but I'm still holding out hope for some sign of a sprout. It was very nice while we had it. I'll have to try some other patens. I love the large colorful flowers.
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Name: Judy
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jg0613
Mar 23, 2016 7:24 PM CST
Beautiful color!! I have been considering trying one or two of the Salvia Patens types but I think I better wait because all my seedlings are doing good so far and I already have a salvia order placed at FBTS and an order at Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek!
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Mar 23, 2016 7:33 PM CST
Beautiful blue color.
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

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Name: Ronnie
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luvsgrtdanes
Mar 23, 2016 8:23 PM CST
Incredible color, I wonder how it would do as an annual.
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Name: Kermit Carter
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FBTS
Mar 23, 2016 9:03 PM CST
Salvia patens are one of the most used garden plants in the UK. They grow and bloom so fast that many in the US treat them like annuals. One can also lift them after the first frost and treat the tubers just like Dahlias.

Key to success with this species is partial shade (in most places) and rich soil with adequate moisture. They do less well in the SouthEast, with warm and humid nights.

Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Mar 23, 2016 10:17 PM CST
Thanks Kermit for the info!
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Name: Danita
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Danita
Mar 23, 2016 10:32 PM CST
The color is lovely! Lovey dubby

Many years ago, when I was still newer to growing Salvias, I found a Salvia patens at a local nursery with a variegated-leaf sport on one stem. Unfortunately, the tag that came with that Salvia patens recommended full sun and drier soil. Needless to say, that really didn't work in Georgia and the plant didn't survive long at all. Stupid tag! Angry

Rest in peace, little guy...

P.S. Obviously, my plant was NOT 'Patio Sky Blue' but a darker blue cultivar.
Name: Ronnie
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luvsgrtdanes
Mar 24, 2016 6:15 AM CST
Thank you Kemit for that info, one I'm going to get nodding Hurray!
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Name: Duane
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duane456
Mar 24, 2016 10:22 AM CST
Danita said:The color is lovely! Lovey dubby

Many years ago, when I was still newer to growing Salvias, I found a Salvia patens at a local nursery with a variegated-leaf sport on one stem. Unfortunately, the tag that came with that Salvia patens recommended full sun and drier soil. Needless to say, that really didn't work in Georgia and the plant didn't survive long at all. Stupid tag! Angry

Rest in peace, little guy...

P.S. Obviously, my plant was NOT 'Patio Sky Blue' but a darker blue cultivar.


Too bad you didn't try to propagate that variegated stem. Drooling
Name: Danita
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Danita
Mar 24, 2016 3:55 PM CST
That was the goal, Duane, but I was planning to grow it out a bit so that I could cut some and also leave some on the mother plant in case the cutting failed. Sadly, I gave it the conditions that the tag recommended so it never grew and then gave up completely in the heat of summer. It was at least 15 years ago.
Name: Judy
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jg0613
Mar 24, 2016 10:07 PM CST
After reading Kermit's comments it sure is tempting to put in a new order for a couple of Patens. I think 2 more would still be able to fit with my other order in 1 box. I may have to just do that! After all I can't have too many Salvias!😊
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Mar 24, 2016 10:34 PM CST
jg0613 said:After all I can't have too many Salvias!😊


I agree And can't have too many Agastaches either! nodding

Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

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Name: Judy
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jg0613
Mar 24, 2016 10:51 PM CST
@Marilyn
Thank you for adding about the Agastaches!! I should have said "can't have too many Agastaches and Salvias"! I am planning on adding to my Agastaches too- just waiting to see which ones survived and where I can fit more in! I think I could be happy with only Agastaches and Salvias but am grateful for the other plants we have too! Smiling
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Mar 24, 2016 11:53 PM CST
jg0613 said:I should have said "can't have too many Agastaches and Salvias"! I think I could be happy with only Agastaches and Salvias but am grateful for the other plants we have too! Smiling


@jg0613

My thoughts exactly. Lovey dubby Thumbs up

Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

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Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Mar 25, 2016 6:26 AM CST
I'm having a hard time finding this one Confused
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: Kermit Carter
Elk, California (Zone 9a)
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FBTS
Mar 25, 2016 9:46 AM CST
We grew this variety for 2 years, and subsequently dropped it. It is a bit smaller than the old standby varieties (Oxford Blue, Cambridge Blue, Blue Angel) but that is really the only distinguishing factor. It was not a popular choice. I haven't seen it much in the trade. It is not unusual to see a variety introduced and promoted for a year or two and then more or less disappear.

Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Mar 25, 2016 10:51 AM CST
Thanks Kermit, I will look up the others!
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: Judy
NW MO (Zone 6a)
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jg0613
Mar 28, 2016 8:46 PM CST
I had been debating putting in a second order @FBTS and it was this post that settled my debate- I put in my second order today and it was hard to narrow down but I included one Salvia Patens Blue Angel!' I would have loved to have several more (the Cambridge Blue, Chilcombe, and Elk Baby Blue, and the Large Form all look beautiful). Danita's photo and some photos in the database for Blue Angel helped. @Marilyn your pics were great! Oh if I only had an unlimited budget for plants..... Sighing!

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