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Jan 13, 2016 8:48 PM CST
|What plant & seed varieties are you going to get in 2016?|
I'm still thinking and haven't ordered anything yet.
This is Salvia coccinea 'Snow Nymph'.
Jan 13, 2016 8:53 PM CST
|My top salvias I am going to get are:|
And there are many more, but those are my top I want to grow. My bank account is not gonna be happy with me when I get done with flowers by the sea lol
Jan 13, 2016 9:26 PM CST
|Sounds like a great list. S. Amistad is another great one too if you're interested. It is a 'staple' for me, since it was introduced.|
Jan 14, 2016 2:40 PM CST
|I don't have any plans to pick up new Agastache or Salvia this year. This may sound terrible but in recent years the number of species grown has been winnowed back with cultivation of the more tricky ones abandoned in favor of what has proved the most successful. I would in the long like to revisit some species that I abandoned too soon in my rush to try everything in sight. Salvia blepharophylla is one that comes to mind. While not hardy here it was wonderfully easy in pot culture and stored in a slightly above freezing enclosed porch quite well. Buchananii is another. Oh my, these might bother me until I make an order.|
I agree with the mention of Amistad, it is a mainstay of the garden these days and one I would do without. Last year there were may 40 plants in various gardens and the hummingbirds took full advantage. It is so easy to propagate.
Jan 14, 2016 4:46 PM CST
|Just planted these today before the rain sets in....any minute now. Everything came through shipping perfectly. Love Annie's Annuals. |
There are fiv Salvia in the box. Expand the first photo to see the invoice list.
Also new for this year planted in the fall are Salvia greggi 'Tangerine Ballet' and 'Desert Blaze', S.micophylla 'Heatwave Glow' and 'Heatwave Radiance', and S. superba 'May Nights'. The weather has been rainy rainy rainy and that means warmer so I have no worry that it will frost any time soon and its just perfect for getting these established and used to the real outdoor world. Can't wait to see them bloom.
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
Jan 14, 2016 11:58 PM CST
What size were the pots when Annie's shipped the plants?
You're going to love those salvias when they bloom.
Jan 15, 2016 6:32 PM CST
|They ship in 4inch square pots. The rootball is wrapped in paper then all of that is set in a larger piece of paper then back into the pot. I get 12 at a time thats the max per box they ship. The pots all have there own little slot and it's all restrained from moving by cardboard I-beams. It all arrives in great shape in two days. I'm sure they all use similar packing for live plants. You had mentioned S. 'Big Swing' and how you liked it and I love blue flowers most. S. vasquezii, S. gravida in the DB still, looks very interesting with the leaf having a vivid color underneath. I purchase S. confertiflora because the one I had turned out to be tequila which keeps breaking at the base. I think there are three canes left. Still blooming away though. 70+ Salvia here now. |
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
Jan 16, 2016 6:27 PM CST
Thanks for the detailed info!
Feb 6, 2016 8:37 PM CST
|Well I haven't been on the site/forum much the past few months. Once I had to reset my password and then couldn't find the new one but finally did. Also the time has seemed to fly. I am definitely getting excited about expanding my gardens this year. @WardDas I too am guilty of wanting to try everything at once but am determined to restrain myself- the fact that our budget is extremely tight right now will help. So here are my lists of what I either have ordered or plan to order. And what I plan to get from a greenhouse/farm in Kansas that sets up locally every year:|
Flowers by the Sea (my very first order but am sure it won't be my last- ships wk of 04/24):
2 S. Darci "Vermillion Bluffs"
1 S. x Electric Purple
1 S Guaranitica Van Remsen
1 S x Jean's Purple Passion
1 S x Penny's Smile
1 S lycioides x greggi Ulra Violet
1 S x Maraschino
SEEDS from Robin Middleton- robins salvias.com :
1 S Guaranitica Santa Maria
1 S Guaranitica var Purpurea
1 S Penny's Smile (also one plant of this on my FBTS order in case I don't have luck starting from seed- if I do, I will be happy to have more than one as this sounds like a winner)
High Country Gardens (ships wk of April 11):
1 A Cana
2 Scrophularia Macrantha (interesting hummingbird plant)
Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek-
2 S Guaranitica Argentine Skies
2 S Guaranitica with the darker bright blue flowers
1 Centranthus Ruber Coccineus
My list for local stand- Kaw Valkey Greenhouses-
Purchased Tues 04/05-
4 S coccinea Summer Jewel Red
2 Agastache Salmon and Pink
1 Agastache Blue Boa
1 Agastache Heatwave
1 Lobelia x speciosa Starship Scarlet
1 Cuphea Vermillionaire (cigar plant)
Possibly others, not sure what new ones they may have this year
SEEDS from Rolando Uria- salvias.com.ar :
1 pkt S Guaranitica var Violacea
1 pkt S x Jamensis Javier
1 pkt S Envy (new)
1 pkt S Squalens Bright Red (complimentary)
Of all of these the only one I already have grown from the lists is the one S Guaranitica with the dark bright blue blooms (seems to be the "true species") and Summer Jewel Red. Of the Agastaches I have one Blue Boa and one Heatwave (had 2 of each but only 1 of each came back this year).
It is because of the people on this forum that I learned about Flowers by the sea, Bluestone Perennials, High Country Gardens, and Robin's Salvias website. I am most grateful and excited to get started on garden prep, sowing seeds indoors, and seeing what perennials survived the winter from last year! Excited to hear about what others are ordering/growing too!
Feb 6, 2016 11:32 PM CST
I'm planning on ordering Penny's Smile this year too, besides other plants from FBTS. I haven't grown it before, but after being tempted by it last year, I'm looking forward to seeing the blooms.
I haven't ordered anything yet, but am 'chomping at the bit' to order new plants.
You'll have to let us know how everything does and post pics.
Feb 13, 2016 12:09 PM CST
|I went a little overboard with salvias. spending into triple digits at flowers by the sea. Thank goodness I have a big garden!!! Lol my top favorites I'm excited to grow from there is salvia big swing, limelight, and royal bumble. |
Indigo spires is another one I'm excited about it but didn't get it from flowers by the sea. I'm hopefully going to grow 50 varieties of salvia this year.
Feb 14, 2016 2:57 AM CST
Post pics in the databases, as well as here please. We'll want to see all your pics of your fabulous salvias.
I love Big Swing, Indigo Spires and Royal Bumble. Indigo Spires is a great bee plant. You can find that one at Select Seeds & Plants, which is where I get mine. http://www.selectseeds.com/Pro...
What other salvias are you getting?
Feb 14, 2016 4:23 PM CST
Feb 14, 2016 4:59 PM CST
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Feb 14, 2016 6:03 PM CST
|Yeah.... I went a little overboard but the garden is gonna look great. I have had zero salvias in my garden until this year.|
Feb 14, 2016 6:47 PM CST
Wonderful list! Mine from FBTS is not that long but counting ones I am starting from seeds and ones I am getting from Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek my total should end up close to yours. You will love the salvias. At 56 years of age I am a relative newcomer to them (and to gardening in general)as well, this will be my third year and the first 2 years many were annuals here and I hadn't yet learned about propagating from cuttings or seeds. I have 2 of the S. Windwalker Red in ground, planted last year, that should come back. And some Agastaches that should. Other than that I have a fair amount of areas to fill with Salvias, Agastaches, and a few other hummingbird favorites. I am loving every minute of it!
Feb 14, 2016 10:00 PM CST
|Wow! What an impressive list, Joshua!|
Feb 15, 2016 7:46 AM CST
|I used to think salvias were boring. I would only see pineapple sage in garden stores. They would bloom too late in the year for me and would not come back the next year. So I assumed they were a waste of time. The salvia that made me really interested was Anthony Parker. I was walking down a path in the South Carolina Botanical that I had not walked before and then BAM there it was. Big and deep indigo. And I was hooked.|
Feb 15, 2016 6:23 PM CST
|The parentage of Salvia 'Anthony Parker' is |
(Mexican Bush Sage; Salvia leucantha) Midnight x Salvia elegans (Pineapple Sage).
I've been thinking of getting Anthony Parker this year instead of Indigo Spires. It will be the first time growing Anthony Parker.
Sage (Salvia 'Anthony Parker')
Joshua, great pics of a beautiful salvia!
Feb 15, 2016 10:33 PM CST
|'Anthony Parker' is gorgeous but blooms late in the season like its parents. I'd still like to grow it but wouldn't consider it a replacement for the long-blooming 'Indigo Spires'.|
Joshua, I love your photos of that huge specimen!
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