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Jul 9, 2011 9:05 AM CST
|Richard Dufresne is offering us his whole inventory of salvia. He will custom root any salvia he has available for you. Rooting will take at least 2 weeks but he plans on starting all orders as soon as i send them in to him. Here is Richard's site.....|
A WORLD OF SALVIAS
Free Salvia Book
Richard is writing a book on salvia. The book lists most of the salvia he grows (over 100 varieties) along with pertinent facts about each plant.....growing conditions, place of origin, hardiness whether it is known or a guestimation, etc. If you would like an unedited draft of the book you may email me at
and ask to fill out a questionaire that Richard has devised. Once you fill the questionaire out and send it back to me i will send the book to you via email. We do require you to place an order over on MAMAJACK'S. Please see the ORDER THREAD LINK below.
Here is a sample of what's in Richard's book.
Salvia cacaliaefolia (Lamiaceae) - Guatemalan Blue Vine Sage
Height: To 3½' in sun; to 4½' in half shade.
Width: To 4' in sun; To 5½' in half shade.
Flower Color/Bloom Period: 1¼" semi-tubular sky blue flowers on lax spikes. Blooms mid summer on.
Soil Conditions: Good garden soil or sandy loam.
Fertilization: Two applications of Osmocote™; humus and some lime are helpful.
Exposure: Full sun to half shade are best.
Hardiness: Probably reliably hardy in zone 8. It has survived in warm zone 7 winters.
Herbal/Medicinal Uses: None known.
Other Uses: A striking ornamental. Grows into spreading bush and is spectacular with many spikes. Favored by
hummingbirds. Try in a hanging basket or as a ground cover.
Provenance: Guatemala, southern Mexico.
Shipping unless you tell us that you want shipping as soon as possible will begin late August/early Sept. If you do want shipping as soon as the plants are rooted please say so. Richard will do his own shipping so there will only be one shipping cost for you.
Cost of Plants and Fees
5.50 per plant.
For every 4 plants you buy you get one free.
2.00 order fee
How To Order
Follow this thread to Cubits to order.
Also once you write your order on this thread I will turn it into Richard. He will invoice Susan including your shipping costs. All payment will got to Susan/9kitttymom.
If you are interested in salvia you may want to get Richard's book first to help you decide on the plants you want to order. You must first come to the above thread to join our group. See you there.
Sep 3, 2011 9:33 PM CST
|please remove me from this sale. i have lost all my salvias in the heat and am very discouraged. do not want to buy a bunch just to have them die again next year.|
Sep 4, 2011 9:23 PM CST
|Thank you for posting this over here on ATP Mamajack! I have missed the co-ops terribly, and just can't navigate over on cubits. So you posting the link worked great!|
I don't need any Salvias now, but just wanted to thank you!
"You may not be responsible for getting knocked down, but you're certainly responsible for getting back up."
Sep 5, 2011 10:12 AM CST
|risingcreek............i have to go look as i don't remember your order. did you lose them because of drought? i have lost a few myself to that this summer. i have managed to keep phyllis' choice somewhat alive. it has been here for at least 3 yrs. i think and i love it but don't know how much longer it can hold on here. no rain in site for us. |
thanks shelly. i'll prob. post many of our sales over here as well but we'll always take them back to cubits with a link from here to there. so you should be able to find them when you want them.
Sep 18, 2011 11:58 AM CST
|Just want to say I received my order that I had placed through cubits/co-ops Mamajacks Way and the communication and helpful input from Richard via regular emails and he even called me prior to shipping to offer help and advice was amazing. If you are in the market for Salvia, I really don't think there is anyone better qualified to help you choose plants ideal for your area than an expert such as Richard Dufresne. Big to Barb for getting him on board for us!|
I am hoping that they're lining up a spring Salvia sale too so I can play with the less hardy types as annuals. Richard did steer me away from a couple that weren't particularly suited to where I live and made alternate suggestions based on the size, height and color I was looking for.
Thanks again Barb and Richard!
Sep 20, 2011 8:42 AM CST
|he is so particular dmac. every word you say regarding growing conditions............he hears it. and offers suggestions. plus if you just give him a state name most of the time that's all he needs to TELL YOU what your growing conditions are. |
i asked richard what his i.q. was. he said he never had had it tested. ( i KNOW he's at least a 136.) it seems i am surrounded by big brains. it is weary making.
Sep 20, 2011 5:36 PM CST
|You are so not right Barb:LOL: Guess it's ok as we of like mind seem to have all found each other:LOL:|
Yup, I'm checking out his World of Salvia site and start my spring wish list.
Sep 26, 2011 11:15 PM CST
|do you have any blooms? i do.|
Sep 27, 2011 4:18 PM CST
|Yup, one of my yellow ones and a blue one. I'm a bit freaked out that they're still alive...although I have be talkin' awful nice to em|
Oct 4, 2011 7:24 AM CST
|did you get koyamae? madrensis? |
i am trying koyamae again. i had one for years that sat right beside the water faucet outside. that faucet leaks a little and it was that leak that kept the koyamae alive. and then i tried moving it to a spot i wanted it to grow in. and it died.
saw it bloom once. not as pretty as madrensis but madrensis blooms sooo late.
Oct 5, 2011 6:32 PM CST
|I didn't get those...was trying for ones that may perennialize in my zone. Some I picked were fine and others weren't so Richard made good suggestions for subs based on what I asked for--perennial overwintering in my area, not too huge and colorwise I wanted blue or hot pink/fuchsia or oranges.|
Salvia greggii Raspberry Royale (blooming)
Salvia gaurantica Argentina Skies
Salvia microphylla Orange Door
Salvia microphylla San Carlos Festival (blooming)
Salvia azurea grandiflora (blue) Blooming
Salvia reptans West Texas form (blue)
Salvia x jamensis La Luna (yellow)
bonus Salvia Greggii de Oro-yellow (blooming)