Salvia "Madeline"...interesting blue and white...

ilovemyroses(8 Dallas TX)March 30, 2013

Anyone grow this? Saw it on Bluestone perennials and wondering if I need it!!

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ilovemyroses(8 Dallas TX)

Posted a pic

    Bookmark   March 31, 2013 at 12:13AM
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gerris2

That's a nice one! I wonder if the color was pumped up in the photo to increase sales. Did you buy?

    Bookmark   April 25, 2013 at 12:23PM
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robinmi_gw

Gerris,

This is actually a beautiful plant, just as in the picture. Staking it helps as the flowering stems can get a bit floppy.

Robin.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2013 at 12:37PM
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gerris2

Thanks, Robin, I'll have to look for it!

    Bookmark   April 25, 2013 at 12:55PM
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rich_dufresne(z7 NC)

Mine is blooming, but I hope the flower size is larger, and my current plant is just showing the effects of being in a pot in my greenhouse. The flowers are well under an inch. I was expecting them to be about 1.5 inches (+4 cm)

    Bookmark   April 25, 2013 at 10:30PM
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Ralph Whisnant(z7b-8 NC)

Rich, what species is this? Will you be propagating it for sale?

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 10:46PM
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kermitc

Alas, it is a patented plant. It is in the "mainstream" nursery trade.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 11:33PM
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rich_dufresne(z7 NC)

Not is it only patented, with exclusive rights to one or two licensee propagators, but the latter also have control of how and where they choose to market the plant.

It remains to determine if they are wiling to sell plugs to anyone, or limit sales to big box stores, in the hope of using plant buzz to increase traffic to the big dogs.

I think they don't understand that people like ourselves aren't the archetypical customers defined by focus groups.

At least Suncrest Nurseries has granted secondary license to Plant Delights for its Salvia greggii hybrids.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 9:25AM
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robinmi_gw

It sets plenty of seeds, which have so far come true.

Sorry, but I don't have any currently.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 11:44AM
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gerris2

I bought one. I couldn't resist!

    Bookmark   May 1, 2013 at 12:59PM
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ilovemyroses(8 Dallas TX)

I did buy two, one is puny but the other is growing. Hope to have seeds one day! No clue on its winter hardiness. But it sure is pretty. No blooms yet.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2013 at 8:14PM
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robinmi_gw

Seems to be perfectly hardy in England. Just about to flower!

    Bookmark   May 26, 2013 at 12:46PM
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gerris2

Unfortunately, my plant croaked with the recent rains we had. I'll try it again next year.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2013 at 2:37PM
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rich_sj(9b (usda))

Just saw this one at Rassell's Nursery in London, on our trip to England. As far as I know it has not come to the west coast of US yet, but I want it.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2013 at 9:24PM
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rich_dufresne(z7 NC)

Try Plant Delights Nursery. They may be out fir the season.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2013 at 9:26PM
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