Help with hybridizing experiment
I grow veggies under HPS/MH lights in my basement during off-season months and - while I grow that stuff outdoors this coming season - want to use my polinator-free basement setup to play with salvia crosses this summer.
I referenced this page - http://www.botany.wisc.edu/salvia/Chromosomes/ChromosomeL-M.html - to determine number of chromosomes. I have seeds of 6 varieties reported by that page to have 11 chromosomes. From Chiltern Seeds I've received 6 species with 11 reported chromosomes:
More recently while researching these species I've realized that there will be at least a few outliers in regards to flowering conditions. I had incorrectly assumed that all species of Salvia would have similar flowering conditions.
Further research tells me that some will flower in response to a short day, some in response to a long day and some in response to light intensity.
So, I'm very eager to hear what conditions your experience (or reference) has found to induce flowering in the above species.