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Name: Judy Whiteman
Orlando (Zone 9b)
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Flgram4
Sep 10, 2016 4:57 PM CST
Picked up a 6" pot reduced to 50%off 6 days ago, and leaves just keep drying up turning brown and shriveling...going to try repotting...think it can be saved?? Thanks. Glad to be part of this site 😌
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Sep 10, 2016 7:39 PM CST
Hi Judy. Here is some info for Salvia nemorosa 'Blue Sky'

http://www.greengatefarms.com/plantname/Salvia-nemorosa-Sens...

And another blue salvia called Blue Sky Sage.
http://www.fbts.com/salvia-caudata-el-cielo-blue.html

Do you know which you have?
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Sep 10, 2016 7:39 PM CST
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Name: Judy Whiteman
Orlando (Zone 9b)
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Flgram4
Sep 10, 2016 8:31 PM CST
Salvia Sallyfun Blue, salvia farinacea, seems to have smaller leaves, also called Mealycup Sage!
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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Sep 14, 2016 12:09 PM CST
Hi Judy, a little late to your question here but my experience with the mealycup salvias has been they are pretty much short-season annuals here. They last 3 or 4 months for me. Other salvias are much longer lived.

Did you try potting up your plant? If the potting soil had dried out (which (sadly) often happens with clearance plants) it can become like a brick and not absorb water again unless you let it soak for a couple of hours. Then, I'm sure it will appreciate some new room for roots to grow and it might give you a couple more months of pretty flowers. Break up the root ball gently, trying not to tear any roots, before you put it into the new soil.
Elaine

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