longk said:"Salvia blepharophylla is easy to collect seeds from. However I could not find any information on germination requirments or techniques on this specific species. Everything I read is completely generalized"
If the generalized instructions say surface sow at 15 to 20°c then that sounds about right to me for a Mexican species.
"Also can you grow seeds from salvia microphylla hot lips? Salvia leucantha?"
I can't say about Hot Lips but S.leucantha is easy from seed.
"If a salvia is a hybrid will it be sterile? Or are the seeds just variable? For instance salvia bright eyes which I believe is a greggii microphylla hybrid, would it be able to set viable seeds?"
If a hybrid does set seed I would expect it to be viable but I would expect it to revert or at least show some signs of reversion.
@Monty72 will have a better take on the above than me though.
Everything you said sounds about right. Thanks for sharing information.
I didn't know "S.leucantha is easy from seed", as I'm in zone 6a and I just get new plants each year.
Can you add any information to the questions carlysuko asked?
Monty72 said:Salvia 'Hot Lips' never sets seed in my garden. However, it does in Belgium, maybe a different strain, and this is where Salvia 'Pink Lips' was discovered, I posted a photo of this a few weeks ago. My 'Pink Lips' set seed last year, and they have germinated well, could be very interesting to see the results!
Agree will all that longk wrote.
duane456 said:I have germinated hot lip seeds from my plant. They turned out to be duds (maybe unlucky with them), They are hard to find on the plant and only get very few per year. I have a plant from bright eyes seeds and is very vigorous and sets many seeds.