Agastache and Salvias forum: 2017 Salvia volunteers

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Name: Judy
NW MO (Zone 6a)
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jg0613
Aug 28, 2018 2:09 AM CST
Thought I would share what happened in my gardening life in 2017, when I was so busy caring for my parents and their affairs It was all I could do to keep my garden and Hummingbird feeders going.
The Good Lord gave me many volunteers- apparently (obviously) from seeds from Salvias I grew in 2016. In 2016 I had grown multiple Salvias from seeds purchased from Robin and from Rolando Uria. All of these volunteers looked to be Guaraniticas or hybrids with Guaranitica in them. In a couple of areas there were so many I had to thin them out so I transplanted some to other areas. Many had the usual blue or purple colored flowers but I got a few unique ones. Probably none would be prize winners but they grew adequately and provided lots of blooms for me and the hummingbirds to enjoy. And the trend continues. This year, even with the heat and drought, I had more volunteers. Apparently my yard has good conditions for Guaraniticas which is fine with me- I love getting the volunteers! Below are my favorites from 2017.


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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Aug 28, 2018 3:22 PM CST

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Judy,

Gorgeous flowers! Good for you!
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Name: Dan
East-central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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hawkeyewx
Aug 28, 2018 8:30 PM CST
Nice. That first one is unique. I had a bunch of guaranitica 'blue ensign' volunteers this year. I let them grow out to see if there were any interesting blooms, but they were all nearly the same deep blue as the parent.
Name: Judy
NW MO (Zone 6a)
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jg0613
Aug 28, 2018 9:58 PM CST
Thank You!
That first one was unique in more than one way. It became about 3-4 feet high and about 3 feet wide and all stems except ONE had the same pink flowers as the first picture above. Howevever all blooms on that one stem (leaves were the same) were a deep purple (pictured below followed by a close up of the pink and the purple). It was surprising and interesting- a nice surprise.


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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
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Gerris2
Aug 29, 2018 6:18 PM CST
Very pretty salvias. I can well imagine the hummingbirds joy.
(Zone 5b)
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karimari
Feb 12, 2019 8:16 AM CST
Hi, I love salvias , just had my first Black and Blue last year. Live in NB Canada , so not a lot of salvias available here. I grew them as annuals in pots. I would love to add more varieties to my annual list , Can you be more specific as to where you got your initial seeds from ?

Just joined today and reading through the old posts.

Karimari
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Feb 12, 2019 7:15 PM CST

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@Karimari,

Welcome! Happy you're here!

Here's the main page database (link) for salivas. https://garden.org/plants/grou...

Here's the main page database (link) for the anise hyssops (also known as, agastache or hummingbird mint). The Anise Hyssops Database

Here's the main database link for all the plants, if you're interested. https://garden.org/plants/

I, myself don't buy seeds to sow and grow, I happily just let the salvia coccinea varieties self sow themselves and I get volunteers. I order and buy plants to grow.

@jg0613 and @Gerris2,

Would you let Karimari know the name and address that you got your initial seeds from? Anyone else buy seeds to sow?
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


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