IT's Alive!

harryshoe zone6 eastern PennsylvaniaMarch 11, 2007

As I was cleaning out some of my beds, I was surprised to find that 3 of the salvias I planted last spring have survived the winter:

Salvia greggii - Furman's Red

Salvia microphylla - San Carlos Festival

Salvia microphylla - Wild Watermelon

San Carlos Festival grew quite large in a pot and was highly attractive to my hummingbirds. All three were purchased through Rich Dufresnes (sp?)

Do these normally overwinter?

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penny1947(z6 WNY)

Greggiis and Microphyllas are a little hardier and can take more cold as long as the soil drains well. My wild Watermelon survived one year. Last year we had no snow cover for protection and I lost it. I have three greggiis in the ground that I grew from seed last year. Time will tell here if they survived as there is still too much snow on the grouwn to tell. I am hoping to get more greggii started for this year to use more as foundations and use the coccineas behind them. If the greggis survived this winter that will be a definite plus.

Penny

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