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Jan 1, 2016 6:01 PM CST
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Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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Today's plant of the day for Salvias is Mealy Cup Sage (Salvia farinacea 'Blue Bedder').

This plant can be found in the ATP Plant Database at:
Mealy Cup Sage (Salvia farinacea 'Blue Bedder') .

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Mealy Cup Sage (Salvia farinacea 'Blue Bedder')
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Jan 1, 2016 8:15 PM CST
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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Salvias Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tender Perennials Region: Texas Tropicals Winter Sowing
Mine was blooming well into December. It looks a little scraggly after Summer but it's survived a couple of droughts. It's semi-evergreen here until we have a bad icestorm. Thumbs up
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Jan 2, 2016 12:23 AM CST
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Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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Region: United States of America Rabbit Keeper Hummingbirder Salvias Charter ATP Member Birds
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I haven't seen this variety offered before. Sounds like a good one.
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Jan 2, 2016 3:43 AM CST
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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'Blue Bedder' is one of the older Salvia farinacea varieties that can usually be found for sale as seed even in the big-box stores.
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Jan 2, 2016 12:24 PM CST
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
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I love this cute little salvia. It blooms all summer here and continues to bloom until a deep freeze. It may go dormant, but comes back from the roots if mulched.
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Jan 2, 2016 2:55 PM CST
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Amaryllis Hummingbirder Irises Native Plants and Wildflowers Orchids Plumerias
Salvias Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tender Perennials Region: Texas Tropicals Winter Sowing
I started mine from seed. I just threw the seeds out onto unamended soil and they actually sprouted and thrived. Thumbs up
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Jan 2, 2016 11:33 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the Best Medicine!
Region: United States of America Rabbit Keeper Hummingbirder Salvias Charter ATP Member Birds
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@Danita

Thank you for the info. I'll look for it in some of the stores around here.

@Deebie

Thank you for the info. What do you use to mulch the plants?

@TexasPlumeria87

Thank you for the info. That's what I'll do - direct sow and hope the wild rabbits don't eat the seedlings unless I direct sow the seeds into a tall enough container that they can't hop into to.
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Jan 3, 2016 6:30 PM CST
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Tropicals Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Plumerias
Plant Identifier Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
I'll either use shredded oak leaves, mini pine nuggets or pine straw for mulching. Whatever is available. Marilyn you mentioned rabbits eating the seedlings. I hadn't thought of that. Blinking I had a family of rabbits running across my yard all summer like they owned the place. And DH just laughs when he shows them to me. Grumbling
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Jan 3, 2016 6:45 PM CST
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Amaryllis Hummingbirder Irises Native Plants and Wildflowers Orchids Plumerias
Salvias Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tender Perennials Region: Texas Tropicals Winter Sowing
Marilyn said:@Danita

Thank you for the info. I'll look for it in some of the stores around here.

@Deebie

Thank you for the info. What do you use to mulch the plants?

@TexasPlumeria87

Thank you for the info. That's what I'll do - direct sow and hope the wild rabbits don't eat the seedlings unless I direct sow the seeds into a tall enough container that they can't hop into to.

I hope the rabbits stay away from your seedlings when they sprout? I've never seen a rabbit in my garden, but I think the feral cats keep them away?
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Jan 4, 2016 1:41 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the Best Medicine!
Region: United States of America Rabbit Keeper Hummingbirder Salvias Charter ATP Member Birds
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Thanks @Deebie and @TexasPlumeria87 for your feedback. Thumbs up
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Jan 4, 2016 8:06 AM CST
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Tropicals Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Plumerias
Plant Identifier Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
I tip my hat to you.
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