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Jun 8, 2016 12:03 PM CST
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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Today I collected some seeds from my Rose Pink salvia greggii and coral/pink salvia greggii. I didn't think they would produce seeds since they're hybrids. Is it worth it to grow them from seed? How long would it take for the seedlings to reach blooming maturity? Thanks
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Jun 8, 2016 2:50 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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I didn't think hybrids produced seed, so I don't know. Hopefully, @FBTS or another member will chime in and answer your questions.
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Jun 8, 2016 2:58 PM CST
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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Thanks Marilyn. It was definitely a surprise finding seeds in the flowers.
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Jun 8, 2016 9:23 PM CST
Name: Kermit Carter
Elk, California (Zone 9a)
Offering 400+ Salvias and counting
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We grow literally thousands of Salvia microphylla and greggii from seed every year. With good care one can bloom some of them in 4 to 6 months, some take longer. It really is not till the second year that a proper evaluation can be made.

Now, out of those thousands that we bloom, in a good year we keep 5. The largest proportion are either inferior to their parents or in no way better. It is fun to see them bloom for the first time, none the less.
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Jun 9, 2016 7:22 AM CST
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Amaryllis Tropicals Region: Texas Salvias Orchids Native Plants and Wildflowers
Houseplants Cactus and Succulents Bulbs Butterflies Bromeliad Birds
Wow that's amazing. I didn't know they bloomed so fast from seed? I'm going to give them to a friend to try them out since he has better luck with seeds and since he doesn't have any greggii. I have a Hot Lips salvia nearby so is it possible both the Rose Pink and Coral could have crossed with the Hot Lips variety? I really appreciate your knowledge FBTS. Thumbs up
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Jun 10, 2016 1:30 AM CST
Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the Best Medicine!
Region: United States of America Rabbit Keeper Hummingbirder Salvias Charter ATP Member Birds
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Thanks Kermit for chiming in.
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