Salvia recurva

fairfield8619(Zone 8 NW LA)May 18, 2012

Anyone grow this? I got it on ebay and it's supposed to be cool climate. It is growing well in the heat and humidity but has not bloomed yet. When is the bloom season?

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rich_dufresne(z7 NC)

It is a late bloomer, and culture is very similar to S. divinorum, meaning it likes shade, humusy soil, moisture, and protection from heat and drought. It is a really late bloomer, but worth it if you have a greenhouse or cloud forest conditions.

What was your source? I need to get one myself.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2012 at 11:18AM
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fairfield8619(Zone 8 NW LA)

Thanks, I won it on ebay. I have the shade but not the cloud forest conditions, hot and steamy here. It is doing well, so well that I need to pot it on. It's in a gallon container and I have to water often, the roots have filled the pot. How late is late? Fall I hope not winter!

    Bookmark   May 24, 2012 at 10:45PM
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rich_dufresne(z7 NC)

As to when you need to repot, you have stated the two critical conditions: The pot is full of roots, and you have to water frequently.

I'm having better success with Salvias since I am blending my old potting soil (standard peat-perlite mix) with one having composted peanut hulls. The plants seem to withstand stress better, but they have yet to experience our hot, humid summer weather.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2012 at 6:22AM
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Does the foliage of Salvia recurva have a fairly strong scent? I've got 2 plants (from different provenance) which look similar, but one has scent and the other does not. Thanks

    Bookmark   July 21, 2012 at 12:01AM
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rich_dufresne(z7 NC)

Salvia recurva has no scent, and looks a lot like S. divinorum. It is about as hard to keep alive, liking shade, moisture, and coolness.

What are your sources? I need to get one myself.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 6:50AM
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