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Jul 11, 2012 6:31 PM CST
Start Date: July 11th 2012
End Date: Until Sold Out
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Co-op Information: Co-ops...by Kim
• 3 for $17.75 – Any 3
Salvias have been grown since ancient times... The salvias below are most commonly from Texas, the Southwest and Mexico. These are highly ornamental, heat tolerant, and have moderate to low moisture needs. Almost all of the plants should be grown to receive a minimum of 4 to 6 hours of sun, but tend to bloom more profusely in high shade or partial shade. All of our salvia plants have proven to be pest and disease-free, require very little maintenance in the garden, and because many have scented foliage, are considered deer-resistant. Salvias accept multiple soils including clay, but the plants do benefit from a side-dressing of compost prior to bloom cycle.
All of the salvias were developed from cuttings and are currently growing in 5" containers. They have well-developed roots and many have bloomed in the container. These plants are ready to be planted out in the landscape or a large container .
Top-growth will vary with each saliva, but as much top-growth as possible will be retained. Minimal soil will be removed and the root-ball will be wrapped in dampened materials before being encased in plastic. Only the roots will be encased. The plant will be labeled with both common and botanical names and then lightly wrapped in newspaper for shipping.
Plants are only shipped USPS Priority with Delivery Confirmation.
One order (3 plants) is $7.95...Two orders (6 plants) are $9.45...Three Orders (9 plants) are $11.95.
Byron's Mexican Sage (S. mexicana x hispanica 'Byron Flint')
Byron's Sage hosts the darkest blue-violet blooms over the longest blooming period of any salvia we grow. Blooms begin in mid-spring and continue throughout the summer to fall. A mature plant is most often 24 to 36" and as wide in the garden. It is cold-hardy in USDA 7a-11 in sun to partial sun. Once established, this plant is very drought-tolerant.
Darcy's Mexican Sage aka Galena Red Sage (Salvia darcyi, S. oresba)
Darcy's Sage begins blooming in late spring and continues producing bright, red trumpet-shaped flowers on tall spikes. The plant can reach 3 to 4' at maturity and creates such a dense vegetation that it blocks out unwanted weeds. It inter-plants well with Limelight and Forsythia Salvias which contrast each other well. The plant is cold-hardy in USDA Zones 6 through 10 and likely needs mulch in the lower zones. It spreads by underground runners and is sited best in partial to full sun. This is a very drought-tolerant plant so do not over water once it is established.
Dancing Flame (Salvia vanhoutenii 'Dancing Flame')
The variegated leaves on this smaller salvia is really a star in the garden. Yellow and gold variegation covers each and every leaf on this 2 to 3' perennial. Because it is smaller, this salvia can be used as a border plant or planted at the base of taller salvias for contrast. This salvia produces sporadically blooming brilliant red blooms that host in small clusters. Dancing Flame is cold-hardy in USDA Zone 8b through 11 and should be considered a container salvia in smaller zones. It cannot sustain temperatures of 35 degrees or below, but can and should be placed in full sun for increased blooming.
Forsythia Sage (Salvia madrensis)
Forsythia Sage is a stunning addition to the fall landscape and is viable in USDA Zones 7a through 11. It often reaches 8 to 12' when mature and presents bright yellow, trumpet-shaped blooms on tall stems. The plant produces underground runners so give it space to expand. It thrives in poor soil and demands excellent drainage. Once established, it is drought-tolerant and cannot sustain excessive moisture. It blooms from July through early fall in sun to part-sun.
Gravid Sage (Salvia gravida)
This salvia is one of the tender ones, but so, so worth it! The blooms are a brilliant, hard-to-describe and even harder-to-photograph rich, deep magenta-pink flower. The blooms begin in summer and form large 12 to 15" pendulous clusters of this unique coloration. This is a large plant with highly attractive leafs. It responds well to pruning so it can be maintained in a large container. If planted out in the landscape, it will require some sort of trellis. Gravid Sage is cold-hardy in USDA Zones 8 through 11, but has returned from the roots in Zones 7 in mild winters.
'Hot Trumpets' Sage (Salvia roemeriana)
This is a new variety created from an old standard called Cedar Sage. It has many of the same characteristics of the parent, but blooms over a longer period and reaches taller than the parent in the landscape...often maintaining a mature height of 12 to 15" and almost as wide. The evergreen foliage is heart-shaped and highly aromatic, but the beauty is in the dark red, tubular flowers that often remain on the plant throughout the season. Hot Trumpets will either be a perpetual bloomer or a repeat bloomer depending upon where it is sited and the planted zone. It is cold-hardy in USDA zones 8-11, but can re-seeder in USDA zones 6 through 8. It has proven to be a fast-grower and slightly more drought-tolerant than the parent. This plant produces a bright, red color in the shade garden and is tolerant of a wide range of soils. It does demand excellent drainage.
Limelight Mexican Sage (Salvia mexicana 'Limelight')
Limelight Sage is a fast-growing plant that can reach 6' tall in the garden and almost as wide!...It is a semi-woody shrub or sub-shrub with huge leaves. The plant is sturdy and needs no staking. The blooms are a dark, dark purple but can appear even darker against the large lime-green leaves. The color is most often called Chartreuse. The blooms emit a soft, spicy scent, but it is eclipsed by the heavily fragrant foliage. The bloom season begins in mid-summer and continues through the fall. The blooms are velvety and soft to the touch. This salvia is considered hardy in USDA Zone 8 through 11 in the landscape and makes an excellent container plant in the northern zones. It has been field-tested to 15 degrees for cold-hardiness so a protected spot in a southern position may sustain the plant in colder zones.
Louis Saso Sage aka Big-leaf Mexican Sage, Mexican Fuchsia (Salvia lodantha 'Louis Saso')
Louis Saso is a fast-growing plant that can reach 6' tall in the garden and almost as wide!...It is a semi-woody shrub or sub-shrub with huge leaves. This one manages pruning well without impacting on the bloom level. Louis Saso benefits from the use of a tomato cage for support. The blooms are bright pink but can appear to be a deep magenta against the green leaves. The bloom season begins in mid-summer and continues through the fall. The blooms are velvety and soft to the touch. This salvia is considered hardy in USDA Zone 7b through 11 in the landscape and makes an excellent container plant in the northern zones. It has been field-tested to 25 degrees for cold-hardiness so a protected spot in a southern position may sustain the plant in colder zones.
Minor Salvia aka Small Mexican Sage (Salvia mexicana minor)
Minor Sage is one of the fastest growing perennial salvias we grow...It is a semi-woody shrub or sub-shrub with petite leaves. The overall plant can reach 3 to 6' tall depending upon sun and moisture and often is 2-3' wide. The blooms are dark, deep blue and in shade, often appear to be black against the green leaves. The bloom season begins in mid-summer and continues through the fall. This salvia is considered hardy in USDA Zone 7b through 10 in the landscape and makes an excellent container plant in the northern zones. It has been field-tested to 20 degrees for cold-hardiness so a protected spot in a southern position may sustain the plant in colder zones.
'Wendy's Wish' Sage (Salvia x)
Wendy's Wish is one of the newest hybrids on the market and proving to be one of the most popular with the eye-popping magenta-pink blooms. It grows as an upright sub-shrub with highly fragrant foliage. The blooms begin in mid-summer and continue through the fall. The blooms remain on the salvia for several days. This salvia is hardy in USDA Zone 8b through 11b in the landscape and makes an excellent container plant in the northern zones. At maturity, the salvia will most often reach 24-26" tall and grow to approximately 18" wide.
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