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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
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Gerris2
Jun 5, 2019 6:16 AM CST
My salvias are coming along nicely. There is a new one for me, obtained in a seed exchange. It is Salvia rubescens subspecies dolichothrix. The others are volunteers of splendens, coccinea, and I am hoping nutans.

The 2 rubescens ssp. dolichothrix are the larger plants at the top of the photo, with the cordate shaped leaves. I hear they get huge, so there should be some interesting competition in this container.

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Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Jun 5, 2019 1:23 PM CST
My bet is that Salvia rubescens ssp. dolichothrix will snuff out everything else in that pot. It gets both tall and wide.
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
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Gerris2
Jun 5, 2019 1:38 PM CST
Wow I better transplant the smaller plants. Thanks, Danita!
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
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Gerris2
Jun 5, 2019 7:28 PM CST
I may see how it goes with selective pruning. All the other containers have designated morning glory occupants.
Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Jun 6, 2019 4:25 PM CST

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Joseph,

Remember that Salvia rubescens ssp. dolichothrix likes a lot of water.

According to Kermit of FBTS, this is what he wrote on Salvia rubescens ssp. dolichothrix. https://www.fbts.com/salvia-ru...

"Although water-loving, it grows well with average supplemental watering based on local conditions."

Kermit also lists the height as 72 to 84 inches and 48 inches wide.

I grew it a few years and had it it a 16 or 18 inch container on my patio and thought I was giving it a lot of water, but apparently, I wasn't since it died on me. Perhaps it needed a much larger container also.

Good luck Crossing Fingers!
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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
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Container Gardener Composter Salvias Region: Delaware Adeniums Vermiculture
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Gerris2
Jun 6, 2019 5:37 PM CST
The plants do keep us off the streets, don't they? Hahaha
Name: Kermit Carter
Elk, California (Zone 9a)
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FBTS
Jun 6, 2019 6:52 PM CST
In a large container our Salvia rubescens ssp. dolichothrix uses 3 or 4 inches of water every day. I fill the saucer every time, at least twice a day.

Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
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Gerris2
Jun 6, 2019 7:50 PM CST
Wow that's really valuable information, thanks for providing it, everyone!
Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Jun 8, 2019 1:39 PM CST

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FBTS said:In a large container our Salvia rubescens ssp. dolichothrix uses 3 or 4 inches of water every day. I fill the saucer every time, at least twice a day.


Thank you and good to know!

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Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
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Gerris2
Jun 15, 2019 6:44 PM CST
Here are some views of the leaves of Salvia rubescens subspecies dolichothrix.




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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
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Container Gardener Composter Salvias Region: Delaware Adeniums Vermiculture
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Gerris2
Jun 18, 2019 2:50 PM CST
Salvia microphylla 'Royal Bumble' survived overwintering indoors in the garage and is now producing nice foliage.

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Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Jun 18, 2019 4:37 PM CST

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Nice looking leaves Joseph. Thumbs up
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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
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Gerris2
Jun 18, 2019 4:48 PM CST
Thanks! They are at the end of the stem, but more growth is starting lower down on the stems, too.
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
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Gerris2
Jul 6, 2019 10:49 AM CST
The flowers on a Salvia coccinea.

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Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Jul 6, 2019 8:54 PM CST

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Joseph,

Your Salvia coccinea looks great.

I'm guessing you're not getting the unseasonably high temps we've been having here. We've been very dry here too.
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Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Brugmansias Annuals Region: United States of America Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Photography
Container Gardener Composter Salvias Region: Delaware Adeniums Vermiculture
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Gerris2
Jul 7, 2019 4:38 AM CST
Thanks, Marilyn. No, it's hot as it usually is in August and September.
Name: Judy
Mid Atlantic Coastal Plain USA (Zone 7b)
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MariposaMaid
Jul 7, 2019 5:09 AM CST
Nice reds!
I couldn't pass on some new intros this season that appeared in a local garden center. Salvia 'Skyscraper' series pink, purple and orange, one of each! I up potted them to 15" containers.

@FBTS offers them and says they will bloom bountifully in the shade! Mine get morning sun and so far holding their own heat and water wise.
https://www.fbts.com/salvia-x-...

I'm a zone 7b but not sure about over wintering



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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Brugmansias Annuals Region: United States of America Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Photography
Container Gardener Composter Salvias Region: Delaware Adeniums Vermiculture
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Gerris2
Jul 7, 2019 9:56 AM CST
Nice one, Judy!

Unfortunately the violent thunderstorm broke the flower stem off of that red Salvia coccinea.
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
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Container Gardener Composter Salvias Region: Delaware Adeniums Vermiculture
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Gerris2
Jul 7, 2019 7:37 PM CST
I'm excited, I saw flower buds forming on one of my Salvia rubescens subspecies dolichothrix plant!



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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Brugmansias Annuals Region: United States of America Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Photography
Container Gardener Composter Salvias Region: Delaware Adeniums Vermiculture
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Gerris2
Jul 8, 2019 6:25 PM CST
Salvia splendens 'Lighthouse Red' is very tall and budding.



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