Agastache and Salvias forum

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Which salvias are you buying for the new year? by Miamiu Jul 7, 2020 10:25 PM 253
Plants That Overwintered by Marilyn Jul 7, 2020 9:58 PM 8
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Hello from Willinator, I have my Anise Hyssop / Agastache in bloom by Willinator Jul 7, 2020 12:34 PM 5
newbie here with a question by DarcyBo Jun 30, 2020 12:28 PM 2
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Salvias in the container garden by Gerris2 Jun 29, 2020 5:37 PM 137
Need advice on mealy bug attack on salvia by Miamiu Jun 22, 2020 2:57 AM 38
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Salvia ID please! by gardenfish Jun 5, 2020 4:31 AM 9
Yellow agastache poquito problems by Miamiu Jun 1, 2020 11:12 PM 10
Salvia 'Roman Red' by Marilyn May 5, 2020 12:32 AM 8
Anyone grow agastache fragrant carpet mix? by Miamiu Apr 28, 2020 10:12 PM 3
Hello from Willinator, I am getting an Anise Hyssop plant by Willinator Apr 22, 2020 7:38 AM 7
Does salvia have to be hard and woody in order to root? by Miamiu Apr 18, 2020 3:24 PM 2
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Anyone grow this salvia...zone 8 lower and any suggestions? by Sheridragonfly Mar 19, 2020 9:42 PM 2
My Apologies For My Absence...... by Marilyn Feb 27, 2020 12:57 PM 10
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Salvia karwinskii 'Ted's 18 Footer' by FBTS Feb 14, 2020 11:35 AM 0
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Rest in Peace, Robin Middleton by Gerris2 Feb 10, 2020 3:01 PM 4
Salvia x 'Elk Crimson Spires' by Marilyn Jan 21, 2020 12:26 AM 6
Salvia cadmium by pulani2013gmailcom Dec 26, 2019 3:52 AM 0
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Late fall flowers by FBTS Dec 25, 2019 1:03 AM 5
Seed order from Dr. Rolando Uría? by Rdll Nov 24, 2019 9:50 AM 1

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Talking about Scarlet Sage (Salvia splendens 'Red Pillar'), ILPARW wrote:

I found this older cultivar listed in my old 1976 Ball Seed catalog in the 'Medium Height section, as it gets about 14 inches high. It is noted as having attractive green foliage and spikes of deep fiery red. I remember buying it in the past, probably the 1980's and 90's, and maybe later.

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Talking about Salvia (Salvia splendens 'Early Bonfire'), ILPARW wrote:

I found this cultivar listed in my old Ball Seed catalog of 1976 as being a popular selection in the 1970's that grew about 24 inches high and had a good even, bushy habit. I know that I've seen it sold in decades after that.

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Talking about Salvia (Salvia splendens 'Bonfire'), ILPARW wrote:

I found this older cultivar listed in my old Ball Seed Catalog of 1976 listed in the "Tall section" as it was expected to get about 26 inches high. The taller Scarlet Sages take longer to come into bloom than the shorter cultivars, but it is worth the wait of about 2 or 3 weeks.

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Talking about Scarlet Sage (Salvia splendens 'St. John's Fire'), ILPARW wrote:

I found this cultivar listed in my old Ball Seed 1976 Catalog, listed as a dwarf that gets about 12 inches high, and it is still sold in this early 21st century. The new Vista Series is so similar of being the same kind of dwarf selection. Neither seem to attract hummingbirds.

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Talking about Scarlet Sage (Salvia splendens Vista™ Purple), ILPARW wrote:

I already made comments about this cultivar's sister of the Vista Red Scarlet Sage. I really like the cultivars of the Scarlet or Showy Sage (Salvia splendens) to be larger than this very dwarf selection of the Vista Series. I think the best size is about 18 to 24 inches high as being so much better for this species. I even like the old 3 feet high selections that there used to be in the 1950's into the 70's. The older, larger selections were definitely good for Hummingbirds. I've seen the female Ruby-throated Hummingbird back away from the Vista Red Sages I had on the back deck in 2018 and not feed from them.

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