Past Plants of the Day forum: Salvia of the Day: Gentian Sage (Salvia patens 'Oxford Blue')

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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Apr 14, 2017 6:01 PM CST
Today's plant of the day for Salvias is Gentian Sage (Salvia patens 'Oxford Blue').

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Gentian Sage (Salvia patens 'Oxford Blue')
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Apr 14, 2017 9:59 PM CST
Beautiful and a bright blue color. I grew several of these beauties one summer season over a decade ago and loved them.
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Oxford UK (Zone 8a)
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longk
Apr 16, 2017 1:51 AM CST
This is a wonderful Salvia for cooler climates!
Easily grown from seed (which are freely produced and have a long period of viability) it flowers well in its first season during which I grow it in a large deep pot to develop strong tubers. Plant it out in its second season in very free draining soil and it will then prove to be quite hardy.

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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Apr 16, 2017 6:08 PM CST
@longk

Add your latest and beautiful pic to the database. Gentian Sage (Salvia patens 'Oxford Blue')

I didn't realized it produced seeds when I grew it.
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Oxford UK (Zone 8a)
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longk
Apr 16, 2017 11:14 PM CST
Marilyn said:

I didn't realized it produced seeds when I grew it.

If you remind me later in the season I can send you some seeds.
Salvia and anything unusual
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
Rabbit Keeper Salvias Hummingbirder Bee Lover Birds Annuals
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Marilyn
Apr 17, 2017 7:14 PM CST
@longk

Thank you that is very nice of you, but I'll pass. I usually just grow from plants and not from seeds. Thank You! I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up
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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
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Gerris2
Apr 21, 2017 6:37 AM CST
Wow that is a blue to die for, longk.

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