Agastache and Salvias forum: Salvia indica from seeds

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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
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Gerris2
Mar 9, 2013 10:22 AM CST
I think the only way one can grow many of the species of Salvia is to grow them from seeds. This one is Salvia indica. I've tried 3 times before to get plants to make flowers and each time the plants died. I learn from each growing session so maybe this time will be the lucky one for me.

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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Mar 9, 2013 3:19 PM CST

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Gerris,

Very nice looking seedlings! Thumbs up

I've never grown that Salvia before, but after doing a search and seeing the pic on the Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek site, I might get one and grow it into a container next year! Beautiful looking flower! Drooling Lovey dubby Thumbs up

It only grows to 12 inches tall? (that what Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek states)

I remember you from DG, but hardly see you post on ATP since you joined a few years back (I'm Marilynbeth on DG). Hope you post more often and esp. on our Agastaches and Salvias forum (which I pushed for getting at ATP, as well as, pushed for getting at DG).

Welcome! Love all the Salvias you grow! You'd be a great asset here with your knowledge! Thumbs up

Marilyn
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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
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Gerris2
Mar 19, 2013 2:28 PM CST
Thanks, Marilyn. I'll be sure to post more photos of my salvia babies here.

I have, besides S. indica going, S. flava x ? and S. stolonifera. I bought the seeds of all 3 from Robin Middleton. All of them are looking perky.

S. indica only got to 8 inches tall for me, and never made a flower. Robin says it is biennial so I have another year to go. Maybe I'll get lucky this spring but the plants will have to mature quickly in 2 or 3 months to make flowers.

There is a place to buy S. indica plants? Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek has it?
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
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Gerris2
Mar 19, 2013 4:22 PM CST
Here are a couple photos of this species' leaves. Embrace the fuzzy!


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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Mar 19, 2013 10:52 PM CST

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Gerris,

Yes, Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek has it. I've never ordered from her before and/or grown the Salvia, but it looks like a beauty!

Love the fuzziness! Lovey dubby
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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
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Gerris2
May 2, 2017 2:52 PM CST
Trying again with this species!







Name: Kermit Carter
Elk, California (Zone 9a)
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FBTS
May 2, 2017 5:39 PM CST
Salvia indica is not an easy species for most people. It likes dry and warm, and blooms very early in the year (February/March for us) - conditions most locations do not have. Think Southern California, the Southwest. For us it grows to almost 2 x 2 feet, with the flowers going to 3 feet plus. They are short lived, probably acting like a biennial in most places with wet winters. Here it is reliably perennial - if kept warm and dry in the winter.

Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Adeniums Region: Delaware Salvias Composter Container Gardener
Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America
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Gerris2
May 2, 2017 6:13 PM CST
Thanks for the growing tips, Kermit!
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
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Gerris2
May 31, 2017 11:59 AM CST
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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Adeniums Region: Delaware Salvias Composter Container Gardener
Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America
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Gerris2
Aug 11, 2017 12:55 PM CST
I love the leaves and other structures, so fuzzy hairy.


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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
Salvias Rabbit Keeper Hummingbirder Birds Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Forum moderator Region: Kentucky Region: United States of America Critters Allowed Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Marilyn
Aug 11, 2017 5:56 PM CST

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@Gerris2

Love the leaves too. Good pics of them.
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Adeniums Region: Delaware Salvias Composter Container Gardener
Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America
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Gerris2
Oct 5, 2017 7:10 PM CST
Love the fuzzy leaves






Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Adeniums Region: Delaware Salvias Composter Container Gardener
Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America
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Gerris2
Jan 10, 2018 7:56 PM CST
New growth in the 2 young plants.

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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
Salvias Rabbit Keeper Hummingbirder Birds Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Forum moderator Region: Kentucky Region: United States of America Critters Allowed Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Marilyn
Jan 11, 2018 12:28 AM CST

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@Gerris2

Looks wonderful and healthy! Thumbs up
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Adeniums Region: Delaware Salvias Composter Container Gardener
Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America
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Gerris2
Jan 11, 2018 4:52 AM CST
Thanks, Marilyn. Let's hope for the best for its performance.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
Salvias Rabbit Keeper Hummingbirder Birds Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Forum moderator Region: Kentucky Region: United States of America Critters Allowed Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Marilyn
Jan 11, 2018 9:46 PM CST

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I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you! Crossing Fingers! Thumbs up
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


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