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Sep 5, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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Today's Salvias of the Day is Salvia (Salvia 'Wendy's Wish').

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Salvia 'Wendy's Wish'
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Sep 5, 2015 8:47 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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How did I miss buying Wendy's Wish this spring? I love the plant, its performance has always been great, and it bloomed until frost. Love the color as well. I'll make a note now to buy it in 2016. Thanks for the reminder.
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Sep 5, 2015 9:43 PM CST
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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I really like this one, enough to have bought three of them so I could have it in three different parts of the garden. The first couple of years I had it, it would die back in winter, but it always came back in spring. It didn't die back at all last winter, though, which was exceptionally warm here. It looked as good all through winter as it had the rest of the year.

I wouldn't call it drought resistant, but it's not a water hog either. It also has a less pronounced sage aroma than many other salvias, which sometimes smell too strong for my taste.
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Sep 5, 2015 11:48 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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I love Wendy's Wish and so do the hummers! Love the color of the flowers and I get one each year from Flowers By The Sea.

http://www.fbts.com/wendys-wis...
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Sep 6, 2015 12:00 AM CST
Name: Judy
NW MO (Zone 6a)
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Wendy's Wish is a definite winner with us and the hummingbirds here also!! I agree with @Marilyn. It is definitely worth growing as an annual as it gets so big and flowers so much and so long!! I understand there are 2 more now- "Ember's Wish" and "Love and Wishes", which both are going on my ever growing list of "wants"
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Sep 6, 2015 12:11 AM CST
Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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I'm growing all three; Wendy's Wish, Ember's Wish and Love and Wishes. I've Ember's Wish and Love and Wishes in a container together and Wendy's Wish in its own container with some Marigolds. Next year they all get their own container as I think they'll do the best without competition.
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Sep 6, 2015 12:38 AM CST
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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I have Ember's Wish and it's huge. That must be some container, Marilyn. Hilarious!
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Sep 6, 2015 12:57 AM CST
Name: Judy
NW MO (Zone 6a)
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@Marilyn
You really must have lots of containers and garden space- that is awesome!! I have lots of space left to fill since we only started expanding our plants last year. We don't have as much room for containers. We have 2 larger containers and 2 small ones on front porch and 3 large on back patio. None as large as some of yours. I bet those 3 look very nice together!! I agree with @zuzu - that must be some container with those 3!!
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Sep 6, 2015 4:02 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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zuzu said:I have Ember's Wish and it's huge. That must be some container, Marilyn. Hilarious!


'Ember's Wish' & 'Love and Wishes' are in a 24 inch container together. I noticed that they're not getting enough sun and they're not as big, as I would like. Next year - different sunnier spot and their own containers.

'Wendy's Wish' is in a container tub, the ones you see inside stores in the storage or laundry isle. I've a bunch of container tubs that DH drilled 8 holes at the bottom that I'm using outside. I've a few small marigolds growing in the container and next year nothing else with it.

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Sep 6, 2015 4:09 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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jg0613 said:@Marilyn
You really must have lots of containers and garden space- that is awesome!! I have lots of space left to fill since we only started expanding our plants last year. We don't have as much room for containers. We have 2 larger containers and 2 small ones on front porch and 3 large on back patio. None as large as some of yours. I bet those 3 look very nice together!! I agree with @zuzu - that must be some container with those 3!!


No, not a lot of space. We've a small sub-division lot.

We've a side entry driveway and I'm using the back space (where there is another garage door) to put approx. 30-33 containers. 13 containers on the patio. 5 in front of the house. 5 in the backyard on top of cement pavers. 4 inside a bed.
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Sep 8, 2015 9:49 PM CST
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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This salvia is not hardy here in my zone 7 garden but I take cutting every year so I'm never with out this beautiful plant.
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Sep 9, 2015 6:28 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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It is not hardy here either, as most of the ones I grow, but I just get a new plant every year. Thumbs up
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Sep 13, 2015 3:38 PM CST
Name: Johanna Van Mastrigt
Noordwijk, The Netherlands (Zone 8a)
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I live in The Netherlands zone 8. I have this Salvia Wendy's Wish now for three years. Last year I planted it in the garden after taking some cuttings. We had a very mild winter but did loose the plant. The cuttings I took did very well and have these plants now in pots on the north east side of the house. The plants look lovely with about 5, 6 hours of sun. Taking cuttings of all Salvia's is very easy with always good results.
An other Salvia I love is Salvia indigo spires. I did put this plant with pot and all in the yard and this Salvia made it through our mild winter and looks great.
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Sep 13, 2015 6:28 PM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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I've had Wendy's Wish for 3-4 years now. Got it for the hummingbirds and they do indeed use it. So do the big old bumble bees. I have one clump in a large container and 3 others (that stay smaller for some reason) in the ground. They all bloom pretty much year round here for me. I love the color of the blooms of this plant! It is a different color than that of other salvias. The one in the container is quite large and blooms profusely. The 3 ground plants also bloom but not quite as showy as the container plant. I've watched the hummingbirds and bumble bees go to every single bloom for nectar, so it is a great nectar plant also!

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Sep 15, 2015 12:45 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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