Perennials forum: Salvia, can I grow other plants next to it?

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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Jun 24, 2017 8:48 PM CST
I have some "May Night" salvia and planted it next to some iris, does this prohibit things around it growing, and also what about Russian Sage? Is that ok to plant w other perennials? I planted some artemisia in the past and I didn't' think that other things grew well around it.
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Jun 25, 2017 4:55 PM CST
It's not a very good picture, but this is my Salvia planted next to a flowering plant that I don't know the name of. If anything, it looks like the flowering plant is going to snuff the life out of my salvia! I'm probably going to have to move it this fall. I hope this helps you with your question.
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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Jun 25, 2017 4:59 PM CST
That is a beautiful picture! Is that an aster? The salvias I have planted have grown pretty well for me. Just to clarify, I am wondering about a chemical type reaction from other plants, not that the salvia crowds them out. Kind of like planting certain things under a walnut tree.
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Jun 25, 2017 5:02 PM CST
Well, it doesn't look like there's any negative chemical reactions going on here! I just bought some Russian Sage, but haven't planted it yet. I didn't know that there could be problems with plants being toxic to other plants? Confused Live and learn!
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Jun 26, 2017 7:05 AM CST
Called "allelopathy", and turf is one of the worst offenders...
Everybody is murdering their black walnuts, but you never hear about getting rid of the lawn.

I haven't observed any issues with salvia, and I've planted a number of different varieties as companions to both flowers and veggies.... Something that attracts so many butterflies and hummingbirds (and other pollinators), you just need a lot of it!
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Jun 26, 2017 8:51 PM CST
Thanks so much! This eases my fears then.

I didn't know that about grass ? another reason I don't need it lol,
We have a large yard though, so grass it is. IF I lived in town w a small yard, we wouldn't have it hardly at all.
Name: Bea Kimball
Little Rock, Arkansas; (Zone 7b)
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Buzzbea424
Jul 4, 2017 12:46 PM CST
This is the first year I've planted Salvia, but the rest of the flowers don't seem to have any trouble with it. Coreopsis Nana is about done blooming, but I have coreopsis Mercury Rising, marigolds, angelonia, and lantana in bloom. Rudbeckia and chrysanthemums, in bud in the photo, are blooming now.
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