Agastache and Salvias forum: Too late to sow salvia?

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Name: Larry
Hill Country TX (Zone 8b)
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ricelg
May 3, 2017 7:24 PM CST
Hello

I've got seeds for a couple of varieties of Salvia. Is it too late to sow them and then transplant outside? I'm in zone 8a just north of San Antonio.
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
May 3, 2017 11:59 PM CST

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@ricelg Larry,

Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias forum! Welcome! Welcome!

I don't know. I don't sow seeds, but hopefully others will chime in and help you out.

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longk
May 4, 2017 12:26 AM CST
It very much depends on which species we're talking about.
Salvia and anything unusual
Name: Larry
Hill Country TX (Zone 8b)
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ricelg
May 4, 2017 6:55 PM CST
Coral Nymph and Sirius Blue
Name: Larry
Hill Country TX (Zone 8b)
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ricelg
May 4, 2017 6:56 PM CST
Marilyn said:@ricelg Larry,

Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias forum! Welcome! Welcome!

I don't know. I don't sow seeds, but hopefully others will chime in and help you out.



Thanks for the kind welcome!
Oxford UK (Zone 8a)
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longk
May 6, 2017 12:25 AM CST
I'm not sure about the weather in Texas but my gut feeling is that it will be too warm for the seedlings to thrive.
I don't use common names (they're too vague and often refer to more than one species) so I had to google them. "Coral Nymph" is a form of S.coccinea and although I couldn't find a definitive answer I suspect that the second one is a form of S.farinacea. S.farinacea is a Texan native, S.coccinea is a Mexican native so both should be perennial where you are.
If it were me I would sow earlier in spring but if you have enough seed you have nothing to lose by trying a few now.
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Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
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luvsgrtdanes
May 9, 2017 1:51 PM CST
Larry, my salvia coccinea self sow all the time, I think if you direct sow some you will be enjoying flowers by mid summer.
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
May 9, 2017 11:05 PM CST

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@luvsgrtdanes

You're right! I'd forgotten about the salvia coccinea self sowing. It's wonderful to see new little plants coming up every year. Lovey dubby Hurray! Thumbs up
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Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
May 10, 2017 5:59 AM CST
It's amazing how easy they are and the bloom well into the fall for the migrating ruby throats!
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Name: Larry
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ricelg
May 10, 2017 5:55 PM CST
Thanks to all! I don't have a ton of seeds but I may give a few a try

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