Salvia nemorosa 'Marcus'

gnabonnand(Zone 8 Texas)May 6, 2006

One of the best perennials in my garden, Salvia nemorosa 'Marcus'. Dwarf-growing seedling of 'East Friesland'. No flopping on this one. I currently have eleven specimens of this great little salvia.


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rich_dufresne(z7 NC)

Are these plants you collected seed of and planted, or volunteers? East Friesland is sterile, but if related nemerosa or superba forms are nearby, a few viable seeds of crosses can be produced.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2006 at 9:19PM
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gnabonnand(Zone 8 Texas)

Hey, you're right ... East Friesland is sterile. I have no idea why 'Marcus' was marketed as a seedling of it. All eleven of my specimens were purchased locally from garden centers in one gallon containers (Calloways, Lowes, & Wal-Mart).


    Bookmark   May 8, 2006 at 8:12PM
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Will Marcus rebloom if deadhead like East Friesland? My East Friesland has been a great rebloomer?

    Bookmark   July 3, 2006 at 3:44PM
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I like it too. I planted my first salvias last year and have been pleased with Marcus. I did get a long tall shoot that was about 15-20" long off the side of it but I decided that another salvia seed had gotten in the pot. I'll transplant one day and see if it's separate.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2006 at 2:12AM
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gnabonnand(Zone 8 Texas)

gfish, yes, 'Marcus' reblooms like crazy. I have not even had to deadhead it. If you like 'East Friesland', you will love 'Marcus'.

alyrics, cool, you got a two-for.


    Bookmark   July 22, 2006 at 5:01PM
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