Salvia season started in the Netherlands
After a harsh winter in the netherlands with very low temperatures (even on the seaside where I live) and for our default winters a real long and thick snowcover (>20cm at times) spring has finally arrived.
I am in zone 8/9 based on the average climatedata.
I try to keep most of my sages both outdoors and indoors (unheated glasshouse) just to find out how easy some species are in wintering. Last winters I always moved all the S. elegans, S. curviflora and S.rhinosina inside simply because I had the feeling they would not survice even the milder winters. This year I had enough stock to experiment a bit so I have left the larger specimens of these 3 species outside. After this type of winter I had no real hopes any of them would have survived. Much to my surprise they all did and the new shoots are growing fast.
Just thought it would be nice to share this with you.