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Jan 6, 2016 6:01 PM CST
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Name: Marilyn
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Today's plant of the day for Salvias is Sage (Salvia 'Ultra Violet').

This plant can be found in the ATP Plant Database at:
Sage (Salvia 'Ultra Violet') .

Please join in, if you own this plant! We would love to know more!



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Sage (Salvia 'Ultra Violet')
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Jan 7, 2016 12:31 AM CST
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Name: Marilyn
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I've been growing Ultra Violet in the ground for years. I need to see if I have it blooming this year, as I don't remember if it did in 2015. I hadn't gotten around to getting pics for some reason whenever it was blooming.

High Country Gardens introduced it in 2008.
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Jan 7, 2016 11:04 AM CST
Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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I found the Ultra Violet I'd lost years ago--this time at Santa Rosa gardens. It wasn't that pinky-purple--it was a true ultra-violet, impossible to catch in pictures. It only had a few blooms, shaded by other plants that grew too big around it. But what blooms it had glowed beautifully this year in amended clay, and I re-situated it in fall for more sun this coming year. So happy to have it back!
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Jan 7, 2016 7:33 PM CST
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Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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@lovesblooms

I'd gotten mine at HCG the year they introduced it or soon after and I remember it being a distinct purple color. I'll have to keep Santa Rosa in mine, as well as, HCG when replacing it.
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Jan 7, 2016 8:08 PM CST
Name: Kermit Carter
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Origin information, directly from our site:

Scott and Lauren Springer Ogden, landscape designers and writers, in 2002 discovered Ultra Violet -- an unexpected dwarf hybrid -- in their high plains garden in Fort Collins, Colorado. Salvia greggii are renowned for accidentally hybridizing.

This is a patented variety, for which we happily pay royalties to grow.
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Jan 8, 2016 1:15 AM CST
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Name: Marilyn
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Kermit,

I forgot I'd seen it offered on your site too! Thumbs up
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Jan 13, 2016 1:46 PM CST

I have had this plant in a New Jersey garden pretty much since it was first introduced. It is pretty hardy and layers easily. It makes a great low front of the border salvia. It throws off volunteers with some regularity with tiny flowers varying from from super dark purple to strange pinks. None of the volunteers have ever been as good as the original. It is a great plant to try at the northern edge the greggii and its allies' hardiness limit.
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Jan 13, 2016 2:39 PM CST
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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I agree with Taqiyyah about the color being impossible to photograph. You have to see it in person. I love that it's so compact and carefree. The one here is also from HCG. I would love to see some of WardDas' volunteers. Ours never has any seedlings.
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Jan 13, 2016 5:09 PM CST
Name: Sean B
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I'm definitely hunting this one down. WardDas your info was also helpful to me. Thanks much!
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Jan 13, 2016 6:20 PM CST
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Name: Marilyn
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Whitebeard said:I'm definitely hunting this one down. WardDas your info was also helpful to me. Thanks much!


Here are two places that I know have it:

http://www.highcountrygardens....

http://www.fbts.com/salvia-lyc...
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Jan 14, 2016 3:38 PM CST
Name: Sean B
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Ordered and done... Thing is, I am all to familiar with HCG and pretty much every time I visit the site, I end up with more than I was after. This time in addition to 'ultra violet,' I *had* to get a few showy pink evening primroses (oenothera speciousus rosea). At least they're sure to look good together! *Blush* Smiling
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Jan 15, 2016 2:23 AM CST
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Name: Marilyn
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Whitebeard said:Thing is, I am all to familiar with HCG and pretty much every time I visit the site, I end up with more than I was after.


Me too each time! Hilarious! Thumbs up Glad you got the Ultra Violet salvia.
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Apr 15, 2016 6:34 PM CST
Name: Sean B
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Ultra violet now planted, with the pink primrose ahead of it on the slope. Wee babies at this point. Sure hope they both take and do well. Crossing Fingers!
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Apr 16, 2016 10:00 AM CST
Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Mine started putting out new leaves in March. Excited!
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Apr 20, 2016 12:32 AM CST

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Wonderful, thanks for sharing. I'm definitely going to add this to my hummingbird garden!
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Apr 20, 2016 12:40 AM CST
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Name: Marilyn
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http://www.deerresistantplants... also offers 'Ultra Violet'. http://www.deerxlandscape.com/...

I'd been on that site the other day looking at their Agastaches and ended up ordering 6 Agastaches, 2 Lavenders and Ultra Violet.
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