Perennials forum: Wendys Wish salvia with approaching winter colder than normal!

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Name: Sheridragonfly/Sheri
Alabama (Zone 8b)
Salvias Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Sheridragonfly
Sep 12, 2015 12:31 PM CST
I have a question..we are to have a wet and colder winter than usual in zone 8b this year and early fall..
I do not see any ice or snow unless it is once this winter..
I have planted a Wendys wish saliva that came in a 2 and half gallon
container with good root system on September 6th...on a higher end
of the flower bed..shown here..

If it is to be real wet this year raining and colder ...perhaps below 32 some nights
should I put straw around and up under this new salvia..or will that cause it to
get too cold with wet ground and
rainy winter...even though it is on a higher
end of the flower bed?

I can try to put a tarp over it if it got down to 20 degrees at night
but I have other salvias too and want your opinion on this?

Having been a flower grower and having this garden for 15 years
I am just not sure about a colder winter here and more rain this year
is why I asked..I have not lost a salvia in that bed....in the past..

Sheri/sheridragonfly
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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Nov 19, 2015 5:30 PM CST
Sherri, I'm curious what you decided to do or if you found information elsewhere? I'm unfamiliar with that salvia cultivar, but have grown several species from seed, many not quite hardy here. Mulch was the only winter protection I provided and several survived a few years. We had a rough winter last year that finished off any borderline hardy varieties.

Your gardens look great!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Sheridragonfly/Sheri
Alabama (Zone 8b)
Salvias Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Sheridragonfly
Jun 18, 2017 5:29 PM CST
gemini_sage

I am so sorry I missed your kind remarks and this post 2 years ago
I can not keep up with all on this site..

Wendys wish was not hardy for me at zone 8b although it says it is
I believe...

Blue ensign does wonderful here
Black and blue does wonderful grows on steroids LOL
The autumn sages do well

Disappointed in cherry queen bought 2 this year..not much bloom and sprawling

That is all I can tell you for my zone..
thank you
Sheridragonfly in Alabama
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Jun 20, 2017 3:32 AM CST
No problem Sheri, I have trouble keeping up with threads too.

Black and Blue has proven quite hardy here too, even after some cold winters. It's huge now and blooming like crazy- the hummingbirds are loving them!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Oxford UK (Zone 8a)
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longk
Jul 9, 2017 3:19 AM CST
gemini_sage said:No problem Sheri, I have trouble keeping up with threads too.


Me too!

I would have expected Wendys Wish to have survived there but you mentioned wetter than usual as I recall. I suspect that it what did for it. I've had it survive a mild and fairly dry (although not frost free) winter here in very free draining soil.

Salvia and anything unusual

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