Agastache and Salvias forum: Low growing "tame" salvia

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Name: Kabby
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Kabby
Apr 21, 2018 1:41 PM CST
I have exuberant Black and Blue and Hot Lips salvia that is great for hummers but I needs suggestions for shorter more compact salvia. Not particularly looking for hummer plants on these though. I have Evolution 'White'.
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Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Apr 21, 2018 3:01 PM CST
Kabby I have Lyreleaf Sage (Salvia lyrata 'Purple Volcano') it stays low and blooms for a long time. The leaves are real pretty so even not in bloom it's nice...mine reseeds pretty easy but not invasive. I just dig up the volunteers and pot them up or give them away. https://www.google.com/search?...
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Name: Kabby
Lowndesboro, AL (Zone 8a)
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Kabby
Apr 22, 2018 3:13 PM CST
Ronnie thank you for your input, yes it does have very pretty foliage. Purple is my favorite color!
Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
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luvsgrtdanes
Apr 22, 2018 6:10 PM CST
Your welcome...send me a tree mail if you want a few starter plants for postage.
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Name: Danita
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Danita
Apr 22, 2018 7:38 PM CST
Salvia lyrata is native to our area. It's very cute during its short bloom in spring but reseeds with abandon. They don't bloom here for very long because the heat causes them to shift into cleistogamous mode. In fact, "normal" people (not Salvia-loving gardeners) just consider it a lawn weed. I have a solid, huge patch (at least 25' x 20') of thousands of plants in the backyard lawn that I let bloom and then mow back. It was stunning this year and I planned to share a photo. However, my very kind neighbor started to help me out by mowing when I was too sick to do it last year. Yep, I looked outside yesterday and he had mowed them all down! I can't complain, though, because his help has been a godsend. The yard would be an absolute jungle otherwise.

Have you tried the "Summer Jewel" series of Salvia coccinea? They stay shorter than the old forms. They will reseed some but not like S. lyrata.
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Apr 22, 2018 7:54 PM CST

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Danita said:Have you tried the "Summer Jewel" series of Salvia coccinea? They stay shorter than the old forms. They will reseed some but not like S. lyrata.
http://www.takii.com/product/s...


I couldn't think of any short and tame salvia, but the Summer Jewel series is a good idea. Thanks Danita for suggesting them!

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Name: Kabby
Lowndesboro, AL (Zone 8a)
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Kabby
Apr 22, 2018 10:13 PM CST
Ronnie I would be afraid that by the time you send, it would too hot down here. Your season hasn't even started good has it?
Name: Kabby
Lowndesboro, AL (Zone 8a)
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Kabby
Apr 22, 2018 10:15 PM CST
Danita, Marilyn thanks for these suggestions. I'll have to check out Santa Rosa and see if they have any. Smiling
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Apr 22, 2018 10:30 PM CST
Kabby, I just posted on the Garden Deals forum, GardenTrends/Harris Seeds has free shipping today with promo code 8GIVEFARM. You can get a pack of 50 seeds for $2.20 with free shipping. Salvia coccinea are super-easy to grow from seed. This variety starts blooming in about 50 days from sowing.

https://www.gardentrends.com/p...
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They also have a $1 packet sale on some other types of seed.
Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Apr 23, 2018 5:49 AM CST
Yeah Kabby I guess you're right, didn't even think of the heat...our season is just starting to pop. It was a loooong winter Whistling
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Name: Kabby
Lowndesboro, AL (Zone 8a)
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Kabby
Apr 23, 2018 8:51 AM CST
Ronnie I am so sorry, I was watching the news last week and it KEPT snowing Midwest and Northeast. We had a wonderful rain last night and I used mosquito spray today for only the 2nd time this yr. But perhaps in the fall if your offer still stands? Thank you either way!

Danita I wintersowed for the first time this yr and between trades and buying I have a 2" seed notebook bulging at the seams. Whistling Rolling my eyes. But yet I'm going to ease on over to Harris... 😁
I wsed Lady In Red salvia, it's doing great.
Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Apr 23, 2018 12:52 PM CST
Sure does Kabby just send me a reminder Smiling
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