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Apr 2, 2016 6:01 PM CST
|Today's plant of the day for Salvias is Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii 'Big Pink').|
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Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii 'Big Pink')
Apr 2, 2016 6:31 PM CST
|I grew 'Big Pink' during 2012 in a container. Beautiful pink flowers.|
Apr 4, 2016 6:00 AM CST
|It has rather oddly shapes flowers. I think I have had it for 9 years now so it is pretty hardy. Next to it is a rather large flowered raspberry colored seedling that is even hardier. Cuttings should be made this year on the Big Pink. Older clumps full of dead wood are more vulnerable to cold winter weather and I would not like to lose this one.|
Apr 4, 2016 10:44 PM CST
I hope you don't lose it. Mine died the same year I grew it (2012) because of the frost/freeze.
Apr 5, 2016 7:06 AM CST
|Naa, it is pretty hardy and growing strongly from near the base. It is just old and greggii/microphylla just don't age well and need to have new starts. The easiest and most effective way is to layer a branch or two in the summer. That works on all but the most upright forms.|
Apr 6, 2016 9:24 AM CST
|WardDas---If you could supply the readers here what zone you are in, in your profile, people would know a bit more what "hardy" actually means.|
Apr 6, 2016 12:06 PM CST
|Hi Ward. I'm curious as to what you see as odd about the flower shape?|
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
Apr 6, 2016 12:36 PM CST
|The lower flower petal is extremely large.|