Agastache and Salvias forum: What Plant Varieties Are You Going To Get In 2016?

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Apr 25, 2016 10:42 PM CST

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Judy,

Sounds good!
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Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
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luvsgrtdanes
Apr 26, 2016 1:38 PM CST
Since I really, really like that Scrophularia Macrantha that you mentioned Judy, and I had to have one....and.... since it was cheaper for shipping the more you bought I ended up with others Whistling

1 Flat Impatiens Dazzler Blue Pearl
1 Scrophularia Redbirds in a Tree Lovey dubby
1 Evolvulus Dwarf Morning Glory
1 Impatiens Double Impatiens
2 Petunia 'Night Sky'
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Name: Judy
NW MO (Zone 6a)
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jg0613
Apr 26, 2016 6:53 PM CST
Ronnie I completely know what you mean! Nice list! I agree
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Apr 26, 2016 9:57 PM CST

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@luvsgrtdanes

It is a nice list. Where are you getting your plants from?

I used to grow Scrophularia Macrantha, but lost it years ago and haven't gotten around to replacing it. Beautiful flowers.
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Name: Judy
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jg0613
Apr 26, 2016 11:09 PM CST
Marilyn said:@luvsgrtdanes

It is a nice list. Where are you getting your plants from?

I used to grow Scrophularia Macrantha, but lost it years ago and haven't gotten around to replacing it. Beautiful flowers.


I was wondering the same thing but forgot to ask. Would be interested in who else sells it.
Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Apr 27, 2016 6:29 AM CST
Romence Gardens is the only place I found that had it. A few others had it listed but were out of stock.

I did read on the annuals forum that the petunia night sky may not show as much variegation in the flowers as the picture portrays...depends upon your weather. Will still be a pretty dark purple if it doesn't.
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Apr 27, 2016 2:27 PM CST

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Thanks Ronnie about both plants!
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Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Apr 27, 2016 6:53 PM CST
You're welcome Thumbs up
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Name: Judy
NW MO (Zone 6a)
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jg0613
Apr 27, 2016 10:42 PM CST
Yes Ronnie, thank you very much. I saw that Petunia Nightsky at a local stand that a greenhouse in neighboring KS has every year in my home city. It really caught my attention. Of course purple is my favorite color.

I see their Scrophularia Macrantha are larger. These from HCG are very small, came in 2 1/2 inch pots and I could tell they were wrapped in that biodegradable wrap some places are using now. I got 2 Lobelia Cardinalis' last year in those wrap things and my experience was NOT good. If any of the wrap sticks out of the top of the soil line or is right at or just below, it doesn't degrade very quickly and thus the crowns of the plants are tightly bound. Even though I tried to plant those lobelias correctly I still ended up having to pull that wrap off around the crown. Neither of those lobelias grew much and I lost both. I was sad to see these S Macranthas in that wrap and unfortunately they aren't getting off to a good start despite the fact that I peeled the wrap off right away and put them back in the pots just in the potting mix for a few days to recover before planting them in the ground. My A Canas were not in these wraps and were in the nice 5 inch deep pots and are doing great- one in the ground already and one ready to go in as soon as it dried up enough after the rain we had. I did call HCG and tell them of my negative experience with those wraps as soon as I unpacked the plants and noticed. I know they guarantee their plants but problem is they are out of those and I am not sure I would want replacements that are done the same way. I probably would choose an Agastache or Salvia in a 5 inch pot for a replacement if it comes to that.

So I might end up trying Romence Gardens if I lose these. Marilyn I know you order some of yours from there. I have checked out their website and looks good.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Apr 27, 2016 11:17 PM CST

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My Romence order arrived a few days ago. I'm thinking about putting another order with them. I really like the fact that their Scrophularia Macrantha are in one-gallon pots. Maybe the Eastern Cottontail rabbits we have here will leave that larger sized plant alone.
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Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Apr 28, 2016 6:13 AM CST
Judy purple is my favorite color too nodding

This is the first time I've ordered from Romence. I thought the shipping was really good for what I ordered. It will be shipped the 10th, I will let you know how they are.
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Apr 28, 2016 8:55 PM CST

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I love the packing Romence has.
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
May 4, 2016 11:52 PM CST

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Flowers By The Sea (third order this year placed tonight) Shipping week of May 22

1 Salvia x 'Alegria Dark Pink'
2 Salvia x 'Elk Ruby Ruby'
1 Salvia x 'Elk Twilight's Rosy Glow'
1 Salvia x 'Elk White Ice' (not able to send, but maybe next year)
1 Salvia x 'Elk Plum Parfait'
1 Salvia microphylla 'Killer Cranberry'
1 Salvia x 'Majestic Pink'
1 Salvia 'Orchid Glow'
1 Salvia greggii 'Plum Wine'

Not only am I looking forward to seeing these in bloom (already have one Elk Ruby Ruby), but the pics of these salvias will help add to the database, so I can keep adding Salvia of The Day.

I decided on waiting to have them ship May 22, instead of earlier, so hopefully, all will be good to go.

Some of the Elk Salvias I wanted were temporarily out of stock when I made my order. There's always next year and maybe I can get them at that time. Thumbs up
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Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
May 5, 2016 6:32 AM CST
Nice selection Marilyn Hurray! We need some warmth here in the Northeast to get these guys growing Whistling
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
Salvias Rabbit Keeper Hummingbirder Birds Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Forum moderator Region: Kentucky Region: United States of America Critters Allowed Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Marilyn
May 5, 2016 5:24 PM CST

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@luvsgrtdanes

We've been chillin' here also. We've been well below our average highs and lows for days with more to come.

Thank you. I just had to get 2 more of Salvia x 'Elk Ruby Ruby'. It has a gorgeous red color. Love it and I'm hoping the hummers do too! Can't miss seeing that red color! Lovey dubby

Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
Salvias Rabbit Keeper Hummingbirder Birds Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Forum moderator Region: Kentucky Region: United States of America Critters Allowed Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Marilyn
May 5, 2016 5:46 PM CST

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Even though I had Salvia microphylla 'San Carlos Festival' arrive in April from FBTS, I noticed last night while breaking off the "dead" brown stems of (last years) salvias in containers, I was happily surprised to see new green leafy growth on last years 'San Carlos Festival'! Sometimes SCF survives our winters in containers and I'm very happy. I'm going to plant the new SCF in the same container and have more to love this year.

Then, I moved to the container that had Salvia leucantha 'Midnight' last year. To my amazement, I started to realize that I had green inside the brown branches I was breaking off. I was almost done when I realized it, but it is ok. I got another one from FBTS this year. I wouldn't think that 'Midnight' in a container in zone 6a would have green in the spring.

I have a lot of containers and don't do anything with them until the following spring(s).

When the weather warms up and is dry, I'll have to see what else has new leaves in other containers I've around our yard.
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Name: Judy
NW MO (Zone 6a)
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jg0613
May 14, 2016 9:34 PM CST
I too am tired of this weather, which has prevented me from getting any of my plants that are already here planted (well I did get some in before this wet/cool spell). Meanwhile I have done more purchasing/ordering:
Moffett Nursery (local)-
1 Eupatorium Purpureum (Sweet Joe Pye weed)

Flowers By the Sea to deliver week of June 5-
(My fifth order but the first 4 orders were already delivered together)
1 Salvia Amistad
1 Salvia Guaranitica Blue Ensign
1 Salvia Nubicola

Prairie Nursery-
1 Lobelia Cardinalis
1 Aquilegia Canadensis (Wild Columbine)
1 Eupatorium Maculatum (Joe Pye weed)
1 Vernonia Fasiculata (Prairie Ironweed)
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
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Forum moderator Region: Kentucky Region: United States of America Critters Allowed Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Marilyn
May 14, 2016 9:36 PM CST

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Nice list Judy!
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
Count your blessings, be grateful
Zinnias Morning Glories Annuals Bee Lover Dragonflies Butterflies
Hummingbirder Birds Salvias Region: Pennsylvania Garden Photography Dahlias
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luvsgrtdanes
May 15, 2016 5:23 AM CST
Nice picks Judy, butterfly and hummingbird heaven!
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WardDas
May 16, 2016 1:41 PM CST
I like how Judy is planting butterfly and hummingbird plants. I occurs to me that I haven't bought one new plant this year, a record low. It is probably because the perennial ones like the various greggii and microphylla are hardy for me and so don't need to be replaced. Rooted and brought in last fall: Salvia Amistad, miniata, and a hybrid of my own: Cuphea Vermillionair and David Verity; hybrid Coral Bean. Between the former close to a hundred plants.

Grown from seed is a longer list: splendens Giant and Yvonne's planted in 20 foot rows, 300 Tropical Milkweed, 100 or so Zinnia, 16 Mexican Petunia white, 2 Salvia vinafolia, 2 guaranitica Violacea, a couple of god knows what hybrid Salvia, Cardinal Climber, mina lobata, Mexican Sunflower.

Because it has been so cold volunteers haven't really joined the party other than way to many Brazilian Verbena. Standard volunteers for me are Salvia subrotunda and various coccinea, and always way too many Leonotis nepetifolia. Avoid the later it is a dangerous plant in the south and bad enough around here. Worse is that I love its 10 foot tall monstrousness in a single season and because it doesn't take long to come into bloom - by July. This sounds like a recommendation and perhaps it is as long as you don't live in zones where it will perennialize.

There is more but that is enough

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