Salvias

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Fermi
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Salvias

Salvias are a mainstay of summer gardens here. Recently we got this one as 'Celestial Blue', a hybrid from Salvia clevelandii and possibly S. pachyphylla and S.leucophylla.

It doesn't look as red in the calyces as the pics on the interweb, but it might just be this selection - otherwise it's possibly just Salvia clevelandii! It's certainly doing well, so we don't mind whatever it is!

cheers

fermi

Salvia Celestial Blue
Salvia Celestial Blue
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Salvia chamaedryoides does well in a raised bed in our garden and increases by runners as well as by seed.

It does better when it gets some water through summer but can survive with very little,

Salvia chamaedryoides Salvia chamaedryoides

cheers

fermi

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

Mark McD
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Mmm good, I like both Salvias, particularly S. chamaedryoides, the combination of silver foliage and blue flowers is a winning combo. I see myself one day going big time into Salvia.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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RickR
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Really like Salvia chamaedryoides .... zone 7, sigh....

 

But maybe Lori has tried it?

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Lori S.
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No, I only have a couple of the Turkish salvias.  That one's a beaut!  I'm sure enjoying your gardens, Fermi - it's clear that you grow EVERYTHING!! yes

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Fermi
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Well, everything I can, Lori!

This is Salvia apiana, White Sage, which I'm told is used for "cleansing ceremonies"

Salvia apiana Salvia apiana Salvia apiana

cheers

fermi

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

Fermi
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Another one for the perennial bed is Salvia 'African Skies'

Salvia African Skies Salvia African Skies.close-up

cheers

fermi

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

kmitchell
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re:Salvias
I also garden in Australia & have been a member of NARGS for only 2 years. I lurk in the background, not having the confidence to post. But, I love salvias so much, here goes.I live near Sydney but am currently looking for property south in a cooler climate, as our humidity is oppressive, yet our water supply limited. I have a small salvia & rare plant nursery & 1.5 acres of garden & currently grow over 300 different species & cultivars of salvia. Seeing the quality of Fermi's plants makes me wish these American salvias did better for me. Leucophylla is great here, but I've not been game to try 'Celestial Blue'. Some of the Turkish salvias do well here if planted in terracotta & plunged. Taraxicifolia I love for the foliage/calyces that smell like sherbet to me.. Pachyphylla is deadly here, but I love it so I keep trying. Am just about to sow 20 or so new Turkish salvias(new to me that is) so have all my fingers & toes crossed. Kerry

Salvia canescens v daghestanica
Salvia lanceolata
Salvia nemorosa 'Snow Hills'
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Hi Kerry,

welcome to the Forum!

I'd love to hear about your nursery! Can you send me an e-mail (fermidesousaAThotmail.com - replace the "AT' with the @ symbol) ?

What are the names of the salvias you've posted? The first looks like what we have here as S. daghestanica/canescens and the second like a new one we got last year as "the Sand Sage"! There's plenty of interest in Salvias in Victoria if you decide to head down this way - do you belong to the Salvia Study Group?

30 new Turkish Salvias! I wish you the best of luck and hope to hear more about them in the future,

cheers

fermi

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

kmitchell
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Thanks Fermi, Oops! I still need to learn more about posting. I thought if you scrolled the mouse over the photos the names would show. The first is canescens v. daghestanica. The 2nd is the South African Salvia lanceolata. The 3rd is nemorosa/superba (?) 'Snow Hills'. All are terrific, floriferous little salvias that have more cold tolerance than many other salvias.Yes I do belong to the Salvia Study Group-they are a great group. Kerry

Lori S.
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Hi, Kerry, and welcome!  Glad you got up the nerve to join us!   Love to see more of your plants.  The second one certainly is an unusual colour!

"I thought if you scrolled the mouse over the photos the names would show."  Yes, that's what's supposed to happen though I don't think it's ever worked for me.

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

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