Agastache and Salvias forum: Salvia microphylla 'Royal Bumble'

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Mar 27, 2013 2:00 AM CST

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This is one that's new to me this year. I'd love to grow it after seeing the pic on Kermit's site, Flowers By The Sea! Drooling Lovey dubby

https://www.fbts.com/salvia-mi...

Since it's not hardy here, I'd grow it in a container. Thumbs up

Beautiful colored Salvia!



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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
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Gerris2
Feb 16, 2018 8:16 AM CST
I was lucky to get a seed germinated from a 6 year old seed! It's from Robin Middleton's collection.



Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Feb 16, 2018 6:21 PM CST

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Wonderful! Hurray!
It's looking good. Hope it does great and let us know! Thumbs up
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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
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Gerris2
Feb 16, 2018 6:29 PM CST
I've been told elsewhere the cultivar sometimes doesn't come true to parental type from seeds. I don't really care. Hahaha Hilarious!
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Feb 16, 2018 8:04 PM CST

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Show us photos of the flower color when it blooms.
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Name: Carly Rush
San Diego California (Zone 10a)
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carlysuko
Feb 18, 2018 2:51 PM CST
Marilyn,

I've had my eye on this particular Salvia for awhile! I love the way the red flowers contrasts with the dark calyx.

Ditto to Joseph keep us updated on how your seedlings do! I'm growing some varieties I got from Robin this year also.
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
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Gerris2
Mar 4, 2018 10:06 AM CST
My seedling is now about 13 cms tall now. It's growing fast.



Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Mar 4, 2018 11:33 AM CST

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Looking great!

For those wondering what 13 cm is in inches = 5.11811. Thumbs up
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Name: Carly Rush
San Diego California (Zone 10a)
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carlysuko
Mar 4, 2018 1:44 PM CST
Wow that is growing fast! Looks awesome! A lot of my salvia seedlings died. I still have some doing good but they are growing slooooowww.. what potting medium do you use? I saw the video by FBTS on growing Salvias from seed but I just don't know if I have the funds for all that stuff. Congratulations on your baby! Hurray!
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
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Gerris2
Mar 4, 2018 3:20 PM CST
I germinate seeds directly on Miracle-Gro Seed Starting Potting Mix. I only add water when the container is noticeably light in weight.

Once the roots fill the first container, which is usually a Dixie cup, I will transplant to a larger container. The second container usually is a larger washed out plastic container that previously held cottage cheese. I put at the bottom of the hole about an inch or 2 of fresh homegrown worm castings. Then I nestle in the plant so the roots touch the castings and then firm the sides.

This second pot will eventually go outdoors to the final container for growing and showing.

The soil in the second and third pots is a medium I used the previous year, amended with worm castings and an organic fertilizer.

I like to re-use containers for seedling production because they work for me and I don't have to pay money for them.

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!
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Marilyn
Mar 5, 2018 6:37 PM CST

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Thanks Joseph for sharing your "how to" setup.
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Name: Carly Rush
San Diego California (Zone 10a)
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carlysuko
Mar 6, 2018 9:40 AM CST
Yes! Thank you Joseph for sharing. I have seeds left and am going to try again. It's reassuring to know I don't need five million different products. Thanks again :tiphat:


Gerris2 said:I germinate seeds directly on Miracle-Gro Seed Starting Potting Mix. I only add water when the container is noticeably light in weight.

Once the roots fill the first container, which is usually a Dixie cup, I will transplant to a larger container. The second container usually is a larger washed out plastic container that previously held cottage cheese. I put at the bottom of the hole about an inch or 2 of fresh homegrown worm castings. Then I nestle in the plant so the roots touch the castings and then firm the sides.

This second pot will eventually go outdoors to the final container for growing and showing.

The soil in the second and third pots is a medium I used the previous year, amended with worm castings and an organic fertilizer.

I like to re-use containers for seedling production because they work for me and I don't have to pay money for them.



Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
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Gerris2
Mar 24, 2018 7:40 AM CST
I think my Royal Bumble plant is starting to flower up! Maybe it is wishful thinking?

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Name: Carly Rush
San Diego California (Zone 10a)
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carlysuko
Mar 24, 2018 10:30 AM CST
Hurray! awesome! Can't wait to see it. I tip my hat to you.
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: United States of America Bee Lover Butterflies Annuals Container Gardener
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Marilyn
Mar 24, 2018 4:31 PM CST

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Joseph,

I agree with Carly, can't wait to see it! Hurray! 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
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Gerris2
Apr 1, 2018 6:35 AM CST
It should bloom very soon. Look at dat big fat bud!!



Name: Carly Rush
San Diego California (Zone 10a)
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carlysuko
Apr 1, 2018 11:50 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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: United States of America Bee Lover Butterflies Annuals Container Gardener
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Marilyn
Apr 1, 2018 4:35 PM CST

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Wonderful! Hurray! 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
Apr 2, 2018 6:49 AM CST
I am seeing color!!

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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: United States of America Bee Lover Butterflies Annuals Container Gardener
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Marilyn
Apr 2, 2018 7:23 PM CST

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Fantastic! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


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