Autumn sage - Salvia greggii

karenackermannMay 26, 2010

I'm trying to locate autumn sage plants in the Boston area. I had previously purchased plants at Mahoney's but they don't seem to carry it anymore. Anyone know of a local source? Next year I'll just start seeds but I think it is too late this year. The hummingbirds love it!

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hunt4carl

You might want to try ordering it from Bluestone Perennials. . .they carry
Salvia greggii "Wild Thing', and right now it's half-price on the their big
Spring sale. I just made a big order (including salvias) six days ago, and
they all arrived today in perfect condition ! A really sweet deal. . .I've linked
it below for you.

Carl

Here is a link that might be useful: Bluestone Perennials

    Bookmark   May 26, 2010 at 10:38PM
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runktrun(z7a MA)

Kea,
On tuesday I picked up the Salvia listed below at Russells in Wayland. There were other varieties as well.

Salvia greggii (one of my favorites) 'Plum Wine' and 'Cherry Queen'
Salvia involucrata bethelii described as Rosebud Salvia produces deep rose tubular blossoms on 2' spikes in August-October 5'.
Salvia guaranitica 'Argentine Skies' (have grown before) 4' nice pale blue flowers.
Salvia guaranitica 'blue' which I am hoping is probably 'Black & Blue'
Salvia subrotunda Also known as "hummingbird Salvia" 3-4'

Here is a link that might be useful: Directions to Russells Garden Center

    Bookmark   May 27, 2010 at 8:39AM
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prairiemoon2 z6 MA

I just bought 'Wild Thing' at Bluestone and should be arriving tomorrow.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2010 at 3:38PM
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mad_gallica(zone 5 - eastern New York)

Salvias are reasonably easy to overwinter inside. I've been overwintering a variegated greggii for several years now. It's getting a bit big now, and I should take cuttings and start over again this summer. (also, part has reverted, and I'd like to keep both of them)

    Bookmark   May 27, 2010 at 6:46PM
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prairiemoon2 z6 MA

mad gallica, I've never tried bringing them in the house for the winter. I should try that. I do really like the less hardy salvias. Thanks!

    Bookmark   May 28, 2010 at 5:28AM
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karenackermann

Thanks for all your help. I had a very successful trip to Russell's and spent too mush money but got several varieties of salvia greggii as well as some other salvia plus some other plants I couldn't resist!

    Bookmark   May 30, 2010 at 9:47PM
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