Salvia Argentea

debbiecz3(z3MB)June 24, 2007

Anyone have any experience growing this plant, sure is a beauty. It sort of looks like a lambs ear on steroids with cobwebby filiments on the leaves.I think it is borderline hardy here, maybe a 4 generously. I thought I would try it in a sheltered position closer to the house. Has anyone wlse grown this successfully in a zone 3 garden?(Actually I'm even being generous with that!) Thanks, Debbie.

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Crazy_Gardener(Z2b AB Canada)

I grew it a couple of years ago, overwintered fine with mulch. Second year it didn't make it, I think it was in a spot with too much water. Now that I have a rock garden with excellent drainage I'm trying it again from seed that I started.

Sharon

    Bookmark   June 25, 2007 at 2:59PM
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debbiecz3(z3MB)

Thanks Sharon. I don't have a rock garden but hopefully I can find a spot that is not too wet. Do you think it would tolerate a bit of shade or require full sun? Debbie.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2007 at 8:38PM
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Crazy_Gardener(Z2b AB Canada)

Debbie, I have mine planted in full sun, I'm not sure if they will like part sun.

Also keep in mind that the inconspicuous flowers are best removed before they set seed, this will help it to live longer.

Sharon

Here is a link that might be useful: Salvia argentea

    Bookmark   June 26, 2007 at 3:24PM
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