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Sep 5, 2014 6:55 PM CST
|My plants finally are making flowers! I love these little blue and white flowers.|
Sep 5, 2014 7:50 PM CST
Laugh and the world laughs with you. Cackle maniacally and people back away from you slowly.
Sep 5, 2014 9:38 PM CST
Sep 9, 2014 9:52 AM CST
|I am torn about this Salvia. They have the most amazing blooms! but the plant itself gets so tall and floppy. They are a mess! But those blooms keep me from ripping them out! Oh, and the hummingbirds also like mine.|
Sep 9, 2014 11:28 AM CST
jvdubb said:They have the most amazing blooms! but the plant itself gets so tall and floppy. But those blooms keep me from ripping them out! Oh, and the hummingbirds also like mine.
I haven't grown that one yet, but sounds like I might have to get it next year.
Maybe it can be staked or trellised.
Sep 9, 2014 11:55 AM CST
|Oh forget everything I said!!! I am so wrong.|
What I grow is Salvia azurea! Duh!
Sep 9, 2014 2:02 PM CST
|I grow Salvia azurea 'Nekan'. Blue Sage (Salvia azurea 'Nekan') |
I think I still have Salvia azurea var. grandiflora also.
Sep 11, 2014 3:08 PM CST
|In good soil with ample water, Salvia uliginosa is a LARGE plant. I believe its best use is:|
In clay soil (where it does very well, unlike most Salvias)
In wet locations, where it thrives. Remember, the common name is Bog Sage.
Lovely plant that grows rapidly, but one should understand the potential it has before it is planted.
Sep 12, 2014 11:26 AM CST
|Thanks for sharing the info Kermit!|
Sep 12, 2014 2:40 PM CST
|We have a well established colony of S. uliginosa. We shovel prune at the edges to keep the spread in check but we also keep it on the dryer side to inhibit it's rampant growth. We don't have rain to encourage it either.|
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
Sep 13, 2014 9:59 AM CST
|Beautiful pic of that beautiful blue flower.|
Sep 13, 2014 7:06 PM CST
|The shade of blue grabs me and does not let go.|
Sep 13, 2014 7:22 PM CST
|I missed having this plant this year. No return of the plant, nor any self-sown seedlings to be found.|
Sep 14, 2014 12:10 AM CST
|How do y'all grow this beautiful Salvia? What kind of conditions? I haven't grown it before.|
Sep 14, 2014 5:57 AM CST
|Mine was in a clay-based, moisture-retentive rain garden type area in full sun, Marilyn.|
Its blooms are quite captivating. The bees and I had to visit each day while it was blooming.
Sep 14, 2014 9:50 AM CST
What was the spread on your plant in the moisture-retentive rain garden type area? That's one of the reasons I didn't grow it yet. I was afraid it would be too large of a spread.
Beautiful pics! Love the one with the bee!
Thanks for sharing your info!
Sep 14, 2014 10:18 AM CST
|It was tall but thin, so other plants could intermingle with it nicely, I think. If I get it again I'd like to try it with some of the smaller flowered, branching habit, lemon yellow sunflowers...or even the whiter varieties might be nice to visually enhance the white in the salvia. Or perhaps Nicotiana sylvestris...something nice and full lower down to fill out the bottom area of the planting, with just a bit more background color (if you call white a color ) to bring out the salvia blooms. It's kind of difficult to appreciate one plant from a distance, so I think a thicker stand or an intermingled combination would be much more visually appealing.|
Sep 14, 2014 6:23 PM CST
Sep 15, 2014 6:01 AM CST
|It has adapted to the container nicely. I am,growing it in potting soil that is not anything special. I water the container weekly.|
It is wildly making flowers now.
Sep 15, 2014 9:24 AM CST
|Thanks Gerris! |
Maybe I'll grow it in a container. Do you pinch it to make it fuller and shorter? What size container is it growing in?