Salvia guaranitica 'Argentine Skies'
I have had very mixed feelings about this Salvia for a few years. I absolutely adore the sky-blue flowers, and it flowers very early, unlike other guaraniticas. It is undoubtedly a thug! It can spread out of control, and makes an untidy mess several inches above normal soil level. This morning, I decided to remove it, once and for all, as I have other plants elsewhere. This was not easy, as it has spread all over the place, with huge tubers resemblimg black potatoes! Sure it will replace itself next year!
Wonderful plant, despite its rampant ways, not as bad as S. scuttelarioides or the dreadful S. procurrens.
Having said this.......just got procurrens lately, in a large pot, many flower buds. Will add this to my site soon.
Warm spring here, many Turkish and Middle-Eastern Salvias are flowering well, especially albimaculata and aucheri.
Sorry, I suddenly went to Turkey!
I would like to hear from other people's experiences and thoughts about 'Argentine Skies'.
I really do not believe that this is a guaranitica...it must be a hybrid!
All thoughts eagerly awaited!
Robin....in an abnormally warm UK!