Past Plants of the Day forum: Salvia of the Day: Salvia (Salvia splendens 'Bonfire')

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
May 8, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Today's plant of the day for Salvias is Salvia (Salvia splendens 'Bonfire').

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Salvia (Salvia splendens 'Bonfire') .

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Salvia (Salvia splendens 'Bonfire')
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
May 8, 2016 7:39 PM CST
I want to get a plant and/or seeds for Bonfire and grow it, especially since it isn't one of the short salvia splendens.

Beautiful pics @flaflwrgrl!
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
May 15, 2016 8:51 PM CST
Thank you for the compliment Marilyn. Sorry for taking so long to get to this. I've sorta been slammed lately. I'm amazed I remembered about it -- will wonders never cease!

This salvia is incredible!!! The seeds germinate quickly & exuberantly. It grows fast too and in no time at all you will be having beautiful blooms - striking - RED, RED, RED just like the name says - BONFIRE! They readily volunteer. You see the big pot I had them in? When winter killed them I did not plant anything else in there nor did I sow fresh seed. I just let nature take her course and sure enough come spring little seedling began popping up in that pot. These will get quite tall. A couple times during the summer I cut them back hard & they took it like troopers and came back prettier than ever. The spot that pot is in gets brutal sun for about 10 hours per day all summer and with it sitting on the concrete patio it gets hotter than if it were in ground. This salvia doesn't care. It laughs at adversity.
Butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, wasps and all manner of pollinators love it. I have never had any pest or diseases on it either.
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
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Marilyn
May 15, 2016 11:42 PM CST
@flaflwrgrl

Where do you get the seeds from originally?
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Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
May 16, 2016 4:42 AM CST
I picked them up on a whim at the Dollar General store. Hilarious!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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
May 16, 2016 8:16 PM CST
It might be too late this year, but I'll look at some of the stores here to see if they have any. Next year, I'll start looking for it early in the year when all the seed packets get put on display.
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
May 16, 2016 8:36 PM CST
It was one of those displays where they're all on sale for 10 packages for $1. I really didn't expect the seed to be very viable but couldn't resist trying for that price.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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
May 17, 2016 8:03 PM CST
That's was some deal!
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Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


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