Past Plants of the Day forum: Salvia of the Day: Lilac Sage (Salvia verticillata 'Purple Rain')

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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Mar 9, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Today's plant of the day for Salvias is Lilac Sage (Salvia verticillata 'Purple Rain').

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Lilac Sage (Salvia verticillata 'Purple Rain') .

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Lilac Sage (Salvia verticillata 'Purple Rain')
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Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Mar 9, 2016 6:14 PM CST
I love this Salvia! It starts late for me but catches up quicky! It gets huge and is quite spectacular. I do give it support because it takes over all the surrounding area if I don't. It blooms right into fall.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Mar 9, 2016 8:13 PM CST
I used to have this one. Over a decade ago a neighbor wanted a start of mine, so I used a flat edged shovel, dug into the ground and divided it in half to give her a 'start'. It turned out that the half I gave her had the root ball and the half I was left with, didn't grow after that. I wondered why it didn't grow, so I dug it up, brushed the soil away and realized that there weren't any roots attached. I mentioned it to her, but she didn't offer to give me the half I gave her. When I gave the 'start' to her, I hadn't realized that the rootball was all in one clump, because of soil, etc.... covering the roots. So I was left without nothing. Crying Sighing!

I never got around to replacing it, but someday I will.
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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Mar 9, 2016 8:40 PM CST
We love this one two and it has just erupted through the mulch I tossed on it and it looks as healthy as can be. I should get more because it is just the right size for front of the border and is well behaved. Never needs anything but deadheading. Very drought tolerant and we have to hand water this particular plot so thats important. I would recommend it. Smiling
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