Agastache and Salvias forum: Salvia coccinea Unknown Strain

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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
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Gerris2
Aug 12, 2014 6:25 AM CST
Grown from a Gardenweb seed trade made maybe 10 years ago. I was lucky to get good germination out of the seeds.

This one is a fave of the hummingbirds, right behind Salvia guaranitica.



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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Aug 12, 2014 4:16 PM CST

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That's wonderful! Thumbs up It could possibly be 'Lady in Red'.
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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
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Gerris2
Aug 12, 2014 5:28 PM CST
This plant is very tall, almost 4 feet.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Aug 12, 2014 6:38 PM CST

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Well, I guess it isn't! *Blush* Hilarious!
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Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
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Gerris2
Aug 12, 2014 9:09 PM CST
I saw an online report of Lady in Red getting to 4 feet in height but it has always been a 2 foot tall lady for me.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Aug 13, 2014 9:40 AM CST

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I've never had it reach 4 ft. either. I'd guess between 2 - 3 ft.
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Name: Alana H
(Zone 7a)
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poisondartfrog
Oct 20, 2014 7:07 AM CST
I got one in trade last year called "tall form". It has bloomed all summer and is still blooming. Ultimately it grew to be about 6 feet tall.
Photo of earliest bloom here The Hemerocallis blooms in the background are about 4 feet tall.
Migrating hummingbirds have deemed it a favorite.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Oct 20, 2014 9:03 AM CST

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Wonderful! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Thumbs up
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Name: Kermit Carter
Elk, California (Zone 9a)
Offering 400+ Salvias and counting
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FBTS
Oct 20, 2014 9:41 AM CST
We are trialing S. psudococcinea this year, which according to the rules of nomenclature is just a ssp. of S. coccinea. It is somewhat different from the "regular" varieties, very tall (up to 6 feet) and quite like the picture.

Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Oct 20, 2014 11:16 AM CST
If that's the 'Tall Form' that Alana got from me, then it's the form that Robin Middleton describes as, "Collected in Mexico, much like the species, but can reach 9 ft. in height in hot conditions. In the UK…5 ft." Smiling
Name: Alana H
(Zone 7a)
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poisondartfrog
Oct 20, 2014 12:36 PM CST
Danita, that's it. It is a fantastic plant.

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