Agastache and Salvias forum: New Pictures in the Database

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Name: Melanie Long
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mellielong
Apr 28, 2016 8:11 PM CST
Hi Salvia people! I'm visiting from the BBB forum (that's birds, butterflies, and bees). I've been to Lowe's three times in the past week or so and I took lots of pictures for the plant database. I was surprised to see a couple Salvias that didn't have pictures yet, so I thought I might tempt some of you by pointing you in their direction.

Scarlet Sage (Salvia splendens 'Saucy Red') I think I'm going to have to go back and buy a couple of these. They were really nice. Quite tall, too.

Mealycup Sage (Salvia farinacea Sallyfunâ„¢ Blue Emotion)

Also, I forget where I read it, maybe on a Salvia of the Day, but thanks to you guys for recommending 'Amistad'. I bought some a few weeks back and although they're still small, I'm really liking them!

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Apr 28, 2016 8:48 PM CST

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@mellielong Melanie

Great pics! Thank you for submitting pics to the Salvia database. There are a lot of Salvia varieties without pics, so I'm so glad you did.

At our Lowe's, we don't have desirable salvias, but I wish we did.

Amistad is a wonderful and beautiful salvia to grow every year! Hummers love it! Give it time as, it will get big!

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Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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mellielong
Apr 28, 2016 9:01 PM CST
Always glad to help out the plant database. We get a lot of different varieties down here in Florida. I'm going to have to go snatch up a couple of those 'Saucy Red' Salvias. I'm sure I can find some place to put them! Hilarious!
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Apr 28, 2016 9:17 PM CST

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You better before they sell out!
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Name: Danita
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Danita
Apr 28, 2016 9:44 PM CST
Melanie,

I got my 'Saucy Red' a few weeks ago from Home Depot. Green Grin! I'm procrastinating on getting the photos uploaded so you beat me to the bonus acorn! Hilarious!

I know that tag says full sun, but Salvia splendens does a lot better in part sun here in the south. Morning sun with afternoon shade is ideal. They will keep their color better and the actual flowers (rather than just the colorful calyces) will remain on the plant longer.

BTW, there is also a 'Saucy Wine' which is a very deep PURPLE! Big Grin
Name: Melanie Long
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mellielong
Apr 28, 2016 9:48 PM CST
Yeah, I'm thinking I better go get them tomorrow before the weekend crowd shows up and buys everything! I have all my Salvias planted in part shade because Florida sun is not like other sun. Rolling on the floor laughing I have 'Mystic Spires', 'Black and Blue', and the aforementioned 'Amistad'. So, I definitely need more, right? Thumbs up Danita, don't tempt me with purple! That's my favorite color!
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Name: Danita
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Danita
Apr 28, 2016 10:00 PM CST
I know, that's why I mentioned it! Evil, aren't I !!! Hilarious! (mwah ha ha!)
Green Grin!
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Apr 28, 2016 10:09 PM CST

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@Danita

Enabler! Hilarious!

@mellielong

Get both colors of the Saucy salvias and tempt us! Thumbs up
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Danita
Apr 28, 2016 10:16 PM CST
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Apr 28, 2016 10:22 PM CST

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Danita said:Melanie,

I got my 'Saucy Red' a few weeks ago from Home Depot. Green Grin! I'm procrastinating on getting the photos uploaded so you beat me to the bonus acorn! Hilarious!

I know that tag says full sun, but Salvia splendens does a lot better in part sun here in the south. Morning sun with afternoon shade is ideal. They will keep their color better and the actual flowers (rather than just the colorful calyces) will remain on the plant longer.

BTW, there is also a 'Saucy Wine' which is a very deep PURPLE! Big Grin


Did you get the Saucy Wine?

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Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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mellielong
Apr 29, 2016 4:23 AM CST
This whole site is full of enablers! Rolling on the floor laughing Now, I'm going to have to be on the lookout for 'Saucy Wine'.
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Apr 29, 2016 6:52 PM CST

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Wish I could find both of the Saucy salvias, as well as, Blue Emotion locally.
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Name: Danita
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Danita
Apr 29, 2016 8:37 PM CST
I did, Marilyn! Green Grin! *Blush*

It is a smaller, 1 gallon plant though and I haven't gotten it planted yet. It may be a while before I have a good photo, though. Unfortunately, yesterday was unseasonably hot and arid and I'm afraid that I let 'Saucy Wine' get very wilted. She looked more sauced than saucy. I put her in a saucer (a sauced Saucy saucer?) of water last night and she looked better this morning but the flowers are shot. Sad
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Apr 29, 2016 8:39 PM CST

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Danita

Hope your plant makes it, grows and flowers good.
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Danita
Apr 29, 2016 8:50 PM CST
Thanks, Marilyn! The plant is fine now, it was just the flowers that fell off under the stress. I've moved it to a shadier spot that's also closer to the water spigot. Big Grin
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Marilyn
Apr 30, 2016 4:20 PM CST

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Looking forward to seeing pics! Thumbs up
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Danita
May 26, 2016 12:16 AM CST
Not the greatest photos, but here is 'Saucy Wine'. Green Grin!



I love it when a Salvia splendens variety has the more elongated "tails" on the bracts. Lovey dubby
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
May 26, 2016 2:39 AM CST

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Danita said:Not the greatest photos, but here is 'Saucy Wine'. Green Grin!



I love it when a Salvia splendens variety has the more elongated "tails" on the bracts. Lovey dubby


Danita

Gorgeous! Wish we could get both Saucy varieties here.

"more elongated "tails" on the bracts" Me too.

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Name: Judy
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jg0613
May 26, 2016 6:31 PM CST
@Danita
Thanks for sharing the pics! Looks to be a beautiful color!!

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