Agastache and Salvias forum: where to purchase salvia leucantha seeds

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Name: nell mcguire
north little rock Ar (Zone 7b)
Oct 14, 2015 8:13 AM CST
are these seeds available Iam having a hard time locating them

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Name: Kermit Carter
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Oct 14, 2015 10:13 AM CST
I've never seen them for sale. We rarely even see seeds on this species unless we have used a camel hair brush on a flower.

Name: Marilyn
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Oct 14, 2015 7:24 PM CST


Thanks for chiming in Kermit.

I thought it didn't produce any seeds, that to get new plants, one has make cuttings of an existing plant and/or buy a new plant.
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Name: nell mcguire
north little rock Ar (Zone 7b)
Oct 14, 2015 8:07 PM CST
Thanks, Kermit and Marilyn. I had really been searching for seeds. They are not winter hardy for me .I can just order plants in the spring from FBTC.
Name: Danita
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Oct 14, 2015 10:42 PM CST
Like Kermit said, Salvia leucantha does set some seed but is very stingy about it. I've never seen them available commercially.

I got some seeds once in a trade from someone in coastal California where the plants bloom almost all year round. I also collected a few seeds from a 'Cislano' plant that I brought inside before the first freeze one year. (Sadly, 'Cislano' is no longer with me.)

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