Past Plants of the Day forum: Salvias of the Day: San Carlos Festival

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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Sep 22, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Today's Salvias of the Day is Baby Sage (Salvia microphylla 'San Carlos Festival').

This plant can be found in the ATP Plant Database at:
Baby Sage (Salvia microphylla 'San Carlos Festival') .

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Baby Sage (Salvia microphylla 'San Carlos Festival')
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Name: Kermit Carter
Elk, California (Zone 9a)
Offering 400+ Salvias and counting
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FBTS
Sep 22, 2015 7:35 PM CST
The key feature of this variety is its compact habit. Really hard to beat. We have and are continuing to use it extensively in breeding, to get this great growth in other colors.

Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Sep 22, 2015 7:38 PM CST
Beautiful salvia and one of my favorites! Great salvia!

@FBTS good to know.
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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Sep 22, 2015 9:10 PM CST
One of our longest bloomers. Shorn to the ground last winter as it had become old and woody and it grew back good as new.
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Sep 22, 2015 11:23 PM CST
Hurray! Thumbs up
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Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Dan
East-central Iowa (Zone 5a)
Salvias Hummingbirder Region: Iowa
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hawkeyewx
Jan 22, 2017 6:44 PM CST
I've been growing SCF for years, but always in marginal sun where the bloom power is also marginal. This year I'm planning to put a plant in all-day sun to see what it can really do.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
Rabbit Keeper Salvias Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Annuals
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Butterflies Region: United States of America Container Gardener
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Marilyn
Apr 9, 2017 10:45 PM CST
@hawkeyewx Dan,

So sorry I didn't see this sooner. *Blush* D'Oh! Sighing!

SCF likes full sun to partial shade, so it will be a lot happier for you and you should see a lot more flowers. Thumbs up
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Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Dan
East-central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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hawkeyewx
Apr 11, 2017 10:34 AM CST
I have a nice plant ready to go. It'll be planted in early to mid May alongside a hot lips in an open field garden plot near my house. Hot lips struggled to bloom in part sun in my yard, but bloomed like crazy in all-day sun last year. I'm hoping for the same from SCF.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
Rabbit Keeper Salvias Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Annuals
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Butterflies Region: United States of America Container Gardener
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Marilyn
May 13, 2017 2:12 AM CST
@hawkeyewx Dan,

I've had good luck with SCF that has overwintered in a 24 inch container for years and recently, I noticed some flowers on it. I love the color of SCF! One of my favorites.
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Name: Dan
East-central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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hawkeyewx
May 26, 2017 9:49 PM CST
That nice plant I mentioned in my earlier post ended up being in its small pot for too long. In addition, a long stretch of cold, windy weather forced me to keep it in the garage for quite a while. When I eventually got it planted in all-day sun it wasn't ready for it and all the older growth burned up. The plant was putting out little bits of fresh growth at the lower nodes, so today I cut it back. It will obviously take longer to begin blooming than I had hoped, but it should eventually look nice.

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