Where can I find Salvia seeds?

saldutJune 7, 2012

I'm looking for sources for Salvia seeds, the plants are expensive... I'm looking especially for 'Purple Majesty', Wendy's Wish', Blue Farinacea, and other hummingbird-butterfly magnets... Thanks for your help, sally

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christy2828(8a)

Have you tried the Seed Exchange Forum? Most times you'll need to set up a trade, but sometimes people offer them for SASE. Maybe Ebay. Good luck :) Christy

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 2:21PM
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saldut

Thanks for the advice, I heard from another poster that 2 of these Salvia are sterile hybrids and only available by cutting-plant, so no seeds! I had ordered Blue Farinacea seeds from Park and they were sold-out... guess I'll just have to get them in plant form from a Nursery, but they are pricey... Thanks again for the help, sally

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 5:34PM
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christy2828(8a)

There is a Plant Exchange Forum, too :) Hope you find what you're looking for!! Christy

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 5:59PM
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eric580

I look in the herb section of the Burpee seed stand a the greenhouse, supermarket, etc.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 11:22PM
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river_crossroads z8b Central Louisiana

Hi Sally, I second the great suggestions above. Also my local ag supply has an incredible selection. Also you can ask if anyone has free seeds for SASBE in the following forum and explain that you want hummer/butterfly plants:

GW Butterfly Garden Forum

If you can't find, Diane's Seeds is very popular in my regular forum on gardenweb:
Salvia at Diane's Seeds
Agastache at Diane's Seeds

Some people like buying seed at swallowtail, other people think the co. takes too long filling orders in High Season: Salvia at Swallowtail

Just be sure to check for plants that might be invasive in your area. Good luck!

    Bookmark   June 10, 2012 at 1:21AM
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hummersteve

I have gotten seed online before that were not viable. So you have to be careful who you get seed from. Diane's seed is very reliable. I have ordered there several times without a problem.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2012 at 12:49PM
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