Agastache and Salvias forum: What Are You Getting In 2017?

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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Feb 14, 2017 11:20 PM CST

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I haven't gotten anything yet, but I know I want to get Salvia 'Amistad' and FBTS new salvia 'Rhythm and Blues' (aka BODACIOUS™ Rhythm and Blues).

What are y'all getting?

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Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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dirtdorphins
Feb 15, 2017 12:25 AM CST
a bunch of volunteers for sure...and I don't know what else just yet
Name: Michelle
Cheyenne, WY (Zone 5a)
Salvias
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MrsBinWY
Feb 15, 2017 7:44 PM CST
Nothing exotic, but I bought seeds for Salvia pachyphylla & S. dorrii v. carnosa from Alplains. Danita sent me seeds for S. coccinea 'Bicolor,' and I'm hoping to break my my S. farinacea curse thanks to seeds from poisondartfrog and molanic.
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: United States of America Bee Lover Butterflies Annuals Container Gardener
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Marilyn
Feb 16, 2017 7:22 PM CST

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Sounds good @dirtdorphins and @MrsBinWY.

Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias forum Michelle. Welcome! Welcome!
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Michelle
Cheyenne, WY (Zone 5a)
Salvias
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MrsBinWY
Feb 17, 2017 6:15 AM CST
Thank You! Marilyn!
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: United States of America Bee Lover Butterflies Annuals Container Gardener
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Marilyn
Feb 17, 2017 8:31 PM CST

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Michelle,

You're welcomed! Welcome! Thumbs up
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Photography Bee Lover Region: Utah Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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dirtdorphins
Feb 19, 2017 12:17 AM CST
I did get a few new additions last year for a new gardenw/rocks area that still needs a lot of work
this cute little agastache

Name: Michelle
Cheyenne, WY (Zone 5a)
Salvias
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MrsBinWY
Feb 19, 2017 7:45 AM CST
Very pretty. I love the orange and purple-violet together. 'Looks like the ants like that guy, too.

In the Agastache department, I'm trying A. pallidiflora spp. neomexicana, seeds courtesy of duane456 (and already up), and A. nepetoides, seeds courtesy of janinilulu.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
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Marilyn
Feb 21, 2017 2:54 PM CST

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Placed an order at Flowers By The Sea today. Wanted to order more at this time, maybe I'll place another order later this year.

Shipping week of 4/23 (one of each)

Salvia x 'Scarlet Spires' (preordered)
Salvia greggii 'Orange Yucca Do' (preordered)
Cuphea x 'David Verity'
Salvia 'Amistad'
Salvia BODACIOUS 'Rhythm and Blues'
Salvia coccinea 'Lady in Red' (preordered)
Salvia coccinea 'Summer Jewel Red' (preordered)
Salvia leucantha 'Midnight'
Salvia x 'Wendy's Wish'
Salvia greggii 'Woods' Hot Pink' (replacing Black Cherry from 2016 bloomed wrongly)
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: United States of America Bee Lover Butterflies Annuals Container Gardener
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Marilyn
Feb 21, 2017 2:56 PM CST

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Looking forward to seeing Rhythm and Blues, Woods' Hot Pink and Orange Yucca Do in flower.

I've grown Orange Yucca Do before, but it got "swallowed up" by taller and bushier salvias and plants, that I didn't get to see the flowers and take pics of them.

I've been really excited and looking forward to growing Rhythm and Blues, since I read about it from Kermit. Last June when Kermit introduced Woods' Hot Pink, I wanted to get it, but wasn't able to until now. All the others are favorites and hummingbird favs.
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Utah Xeric Man
Central Utah (Zone 6b)
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utahxericman
Feb 23, 2017 3:05 PM CST
Here is what I plan on ordering (have ordered all ready) for 2017...

Salvia x greggii 'Raspberry Delight' love this color as well
Salvia guaranitica 'Elk Argentina Skies'
Salvia BODACIOUS 'Rhythm and Blues'
Salvia x 'Elk Chantily Lace' (Preordered) Excited about this one, love the flower color
Salvia greggii 'Grace Pink' (ordered one of these last year bloomed all summer long attracted hummers quite well) Hopefully it will return It is a slower grower than my other greggii's or Salvia X Jamensis, but it didn't quit blooming when the summer heat came on like my others did.
Salvia oxyphora
Salvia greggii 'Woods' Hot Pink'
Salvia coccinea 'Vermilion'
Salvia x 'Phyllis' Fancy'

I ordered some Cupheas and Kniphofias as well.

@ Marilyn I overwintered Orange Yucca Do and it is currently flowering I do like the color of the blooms.
@MrsBinWY welcome to the forum it is nice to see another Mountain West Gardner interested in Salvias and Agastaches.

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: United States of America Bee Lover Butterflies Annuals Container Gardener
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Marilyn
Feb 23, 2017 7:56 PM CST

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@utahxericman

Great list! Looking forward to seeing pics and how they all do.
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Michelle
Cheyenne, WY (Zone 5a)
Salvias
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MrsBinWY
Feb 23, 2017 9:25 PM CST
Thank you Utah Xeric Man! This looks to be a wonderful, dangerous place for people like me.

That's quite a tempting list. One day I'd like to try S. guaranitica. I bought some Eremurus babies a few years ago that grew into Kniphofia. Kind of ironic since I'd been unsuccessful two years in a row in trying to get K. caulescens to overwinter. Maybe this is the year I try for a species ID on our Eremurus-Kniphofia Smiling
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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dirtdorphins
Feb 24, 2017 12:20 AM CST
oh yes, a wonderful and dangerous Hilarious! place!
so dangerous in fact that y'alls' lists inspired me to go look and drool--many items want to jump in my cart
but I must wait...
don't even know when I'll be home to see what empty holes I have after this winter...
Name: Utah Xeric Man
Central Utah (Zone 6b)
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utahxericman
Feb 24, 2017 11:01 AM CST
@Marilyn I am excited to see how they perform as well. Last fall I removed more lawn and hauled in 26 cubic yards of soil--a loam to slighlty sandy loam--moved it all by shovel Blinking boy was that a workout lol. Created a 3 tiered raised garden with the bottom layer being about 32 feet by 30 feet or so. I have a lot of space for these new plants. My native soil here is a clay so it is not ideal for the Salvias, I have to cut back my Salvias that are in the clay cover them with a solid piece of tree bark and then put about 8-10 inches of mulch on the bark. I think this helps keep the roots from being constantly wet and rotting away. I will see if that method worked again this winter. Only my second year with Salvias here in Utah. I am hoping with my loamy-sandy loam soil that I won't have to go through this process.

@MrsBinWY love my kniphofias most have done well here except for the two that I purchased from plant select guess they couldn't handle the clay soil, but the other varieties that I have seem to handle it well. Had a few Bullock Orioles visit them most the summer last year. They would climb the flowering stem and suck the nectar from the flowers it was quite a site to see. It is a dangerous place to hang out. I also frequent the hummingbird forum...http://www.network54.com/Forum/439743 It is a dangerous place for plants lovers as well lol. I have grown Black and Blue for two years and I tried Blue Ensign my first year I like them both Blue Ensign didn't return but I got them in the ground really late summer. I have also grown Amistad in large pots it does great here, I took a few cuttings and have over wintered them inside. I am looking forward to the other guaraniticas to see how well they do here.

@dirtdorphins nice to see another Utah gardener on the forum. I have enjoyed the well needed moisture we have received this winter but I am ready for Spring.
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Photography Bee Lover Region: Utah Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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dirtdorphins
Feb 25, 2017 1:11 AM CST
~waving
Howdy UXM! bit much of the whitestuff this year for me--well over 6' measurable down in 'our' valley, some goodbit more up on the hill where I have been staying with my mom this winter, relocating it so all the visitors can get in/out Rolling my eyes.
Oh yeah, I am ready for spring! But, really I'm not--hard to be away from my gardens when there is so much to do/left undone last fall, etc. So, in a way, it was a pleasant tease, but maybe just as well for me that it's back to winter for a little while longer...

Sounds like you are doing lots of good work Thumbs up
My clay is pretty evil too Hilarious! The only problem I've had with improving my drainage so well in some places, is that summer dryness can be just as lethal as winter wetness...
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!
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Marilyn
Mar 6, 2017 8:24 PM CST

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Just placed a second order at FBTS tonight to be shipped with the first order on 4/23.

3 Salvia 'Elk Crimson King' (newest FBTS salvia!)
2 Savia 'Summer Jewel Red' (preordered & making a total of 3 for both orders)
1 Salvia 'Amistad' (making a total of 2 for both orders)
1 Salvia 'Elk Pomegranate' (preordered)
1 Salvia 'Tangerine Ballet' (preordered)
1 Salvia 'Orange Door'

I was thinking about getting another Salvia BODACIOUS 'Rhythm and Blues', but it won't be available until mid May, so at least I already have one arriving this year with my first order. Too bad I didn't order 2 at the time then. D'Oh!

I'm hoping the 3 Salvia 'Elk Ruby Ruby' that I got last year, overwinters in the large container I have them in. It's a beautiful red.
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


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Name: Utah Xeric Man
Central Utah (Zone 6b)
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utahxericman
Mar 7, 2017 3:11 PM CST
@Marilyn
Like your 2nd order list! I grew one Elk Ruby Ruby last year it was my best "Elk" Sage out of the couple that I tried. It bloomed most of the summer for me, not as long as my Scarlet Spires, Grace Pink, and Heatwave (Sparkle--I think). My most disappointing Salvias last year as far as growth and bloom time goes were Elk Blue Moon II, Elk Plum Parfait, Lowrey's Peach, Shell Dancer, Black Cherry and Wild Watermelon. If they don't return I don't think I will be buying them again.

Some of my superstars last year that bloomed all summer and grew nice were Pscarl, Windwalker Royal Red, Amistad, Wendy's Wish, Furman's Red, Lipstick, Radio Red, Scarlet Spires, Heatwave Sparkle and Grace Pink. I ordered a few later in the year which I kept alive indoors (well all but two I lost Salmon and a lemmonnii) didn't have enough space and light for those two. So I can't really report on those.

The Orange Door your ordering looks tempting, I love the larger flowering Salvias, like Pscarl, Amistad, Scarlet Spires, Wendy's Wish and it appears that Orange Door maybe a larger flowering Salvia as well.
Oxford UK (Zone 8a)
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longk
Mar 7, 2017 3:48 PM CST
Plenty of new species from seed hopefully!
New to me that have germinated so far include S.semiatatra, S.darcyi, S.viridis and the tall form of S.coccinea.
I am thinking about replacing the S.discolor that I lost a couple of winters ago.........




Salvia and anything unusual
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: United States of America Bee Lover Butterflies Annuals Container Gardener
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Marilyn
Mar 7, 2017 6:00 PM CST

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@longk

Beautiful photos of salvia discolor. If you'd like to add them to the salvia database, here's the link.

Andean Silver-Leaf Sage (Salvia discolor)
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


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