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Salvias: Wonderful Flowering Plants

By Marilyn
September 25, 2014

Salvias are also known as Sage. They can be hardy perennials or tender perennials grown as annuals, and they are loved by many. They come in many different colors, such as blue, red, pink, purple, white, and others. Most of them prefer full sun, but some will tolerate anything from full sun to full shade.

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Name: Sheridragonfly/Sheri
Alabama (Zone 8b)
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Oct 14, 2014 9:56 AM CST
Marilyn, tell us about Big Swing Salvia
I love that one, is it upright
how large does it get in width and height in the south
I am zone 8 so plants grow bigger an wider than
they do in o ther cooler zones..

Where do I get this salvia?

Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Oct 14, 2014 5:35 PM CST
Here's an ATP link of Big Swing. Sage (Salvia 'Big Swing') with info, pics, multi pics that include Big Swing and comments.

ATP info (that I took from FBTS when I added the info to this Salvia in the database)

Plant Height: 36 - 48 inches
Plant Spread: 24 inches

I'd allow 24 to 36 inches for spread, in my personal opinion. Don't know if the plants would get bigger in southern zones or not.

I grew Big Swing in containers every year. Had to replant, also.

Get your Big Swing at Flowers By The Sea. Kermit states it is water loving and it is true! Thumbs up

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