Agastache and Salvias forum: Salvia penstemonoides

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Name: Joseph
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Gerris2
Sep 12, 2016 11:30 AM CST
First year plant

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Sep 12, 2016 7:12 PM CST

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@Gerris2

You'll love the gorgeous flowers! I do every year. Lovey dubby
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Name: Ronnie
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luvsgrtdanes
Sep 17, 2016 5:57 AM CST
Joseph did you start this from seeds? I like it Lovey dubby
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Name: Joseph
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Gerris2
Sep 17, 2016 7:50 AM CST
Yes, and they were old seeds. I got lucky.
Name: Danita
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Danita
Sep 17, 2016 8:01 AM CST
Great plant! Green Grin! I love the flowers and the smell of the foliage.
I haven't grown it in a while but it behaved like a biennial for me. I think the soil/weather here were not to its liking.
So, how old were your seeds? I have some really old seeds around here somewhere...
Name: Joseph
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Gerris2
Sep 17, 2016 8:24 AM CST
Maybe 7 years old.
Name: Danita
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Danita
Sep 17, 2016 8:28 AM CST
Hmmm, that gives me hope! I think mine are around that age. Thanks! Smiling
Name: Ronnie
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luvsgrtdanes
Sep 17, 2016 9:07 AM CST
That's awesome Joseph, me thinks I'll be looking for these seeds!
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Name: Duane
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duane456
Sep 17, 2016 9:14 AM CST
They thought it was extinct until 1980's. I'm always looking for seeds to keep it going. Drooling
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Grew this one several years ago, but died on me..

Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

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Gerris2
Sep 17, 2016 11:01 AM CST
I think my seeds came from a seed vendor in Texas. My previous plant didn't make seeds.

Danita, this is a first year plant and it does appear it will be biennial. I hope I can keep it alive with the Salvia nutans indoors this winter.

Duane, I wonder if you have to keep the soil on the basic side of the pH scale to keep it happy?
Name: Danita
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Danita
Sep 17, 2016 11:36 AM CST
That's how mine behaved. The first year from seed it grew a rosette. The second year it flowered, set seed, and later died. I know it should be perennial but, I guess, conditions aren't ideal for it here.

Okay, just had a thought and had to look up some info. Guess who I got my original seeds from almost 10 years ago?

YOU, Joseph! Hilarious!

They should be hardy for you outside since they are rated to zone 6. Shrug!

I recall that the leaves smelled like lemon-lime soda. Do they smell like that to you?
Name: Joseph
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Gerris2
Sep 17, 2016 5:39 PM CST
I sensed a slight fragrance but I don't recall that flavor of soft drink. I hope I have the real thing. I will check out the leaves tomorrow.
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Sep 17, 2016 11:42 PM CST

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Danita said:I recall that the leaves smelled like lemon-lime soda. Do they smell like that to you?


I didn't know the leaves had any smell. I'll have to try and smell them sometime. Thumbs up

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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

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Gerris2
Sep 18, 2016 6:23 AM CST
Yes, I smelled the soda pop!
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Sep 18, 2016 6:30 AM CST
Hilarious! Refreshing and 0 calories!

Yes, Marilyn, you must join our cult of Salvia sniffers! Hilarious!
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Sep 19, 2016 12:08 AM CST

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Hilarious!

I'll have to get outside, look for one of the leaves and smell it when it's not hot, humid/muggy here. Hope I can do it before all the leaves die and turn brown. Crossing Fingers! Thumbs up
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Name: Joseph
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Gerris2
Oct 20, 2016 6:40 AM CST
My plant enjoying the recent warm spell we have been having.

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Oct 20, 2016 6:35 PM CST

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Wonderful! Looking good and healthy too.
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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

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Gerris2
Oct 21, 2016 10:49 AM CST
Thanks, Marilyn. I hope it looks good after the overwintering experience.
Name: Marilyn
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Oct 21, 2016 8:56 PM CST

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You'll have to let us know in the spring.
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