Where can I get sages protected under Plant Patent?

rich_dufresne(z7 NC)June 4, 2012

This includes both PP (Plant Patent) and PPAF (Plant Patent Applied For) sages. Unauthorized selling PPAF sages before they are released is really bad, because it violates the patent.

At some point, I'd like to know how widely distributed Plant Patented sages have been sold. These include S. greggii Teresa, S. greggii Desert Blaze, S. leucantha Santa Barbara, S. leucantha White Mischief, S. leucantha Danielle's Dream, and S. vanhouttei Wendy's Wish. I'm sure they are widely sold along the west coast of the US. Outside of Plant Delights in Raleigh, NC (licensed), coverage in the lower 48 east of the Rockies excluding Texas is really spotty. My sense is that big box store offerings is both transitory and sparse.

Can anyone confirm this? I'd like to get some idea of how frustrated Salvia enthusiasts are, and where there are missed opportunities for plantsmen to offer these plants legitimately.

I believe these plants are licensed to only one propagator, who probably supplies plugs to local growers. Unauthorized propagation can be a problem, and it can be hard to tell if a plant has been propagated legitimately.

I'm just learning about the possibilities of open licensing varieties of sages. That sounds like more of an honor system.

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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

Is S. vanhouttei Wendy's Wish the same as Salvia 'Wendy's Wish' (minus the S. Vanhouttei part)? If so, it is everywhere here in Jacksonville. Even Lowes and Home Depot are carrying it. See link below - link included only to show that Lowes carries the plant.

Carol

Here is a link that might be useful: Lowes Plant Guide - Wendy's wish

    Bookmark   June 6, 2012 at 12:32AM
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robinmi_gw

Salvia 'Wendy's Wish' and Salvia 'Van Houttei' (sometimes known as Salvia splendens 'Van Houtteii) are quite different. The photo on your link is of 'Wendy's Wish'.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2012 at 3:59AM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

What is S. vanhouttei Wendy's Wish (from the first post)? Is it the same as Salvia 'Van Houttei'/Salvia splendens 'Van Houttei'?

    Bookmark   June 6, 2012 at 12:13PM
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robinmi_gw

Think Richard is mistaken, no such thing as S. vanhouttei 'Wendy's Wish'.

WW is a hybrid, nobody certain of the parents, but possibly buchananii x splendens. (chiapensis could be another parent...heaven knows how to describe the promiscuity of Salvias in Australia......moving on!) The splendens MAY be vanhouttei....but Wendy's Wish is just Wendy's Wish, and I would prefer that spidermites did not like this beauty so much!!!

    Bookmark   June 6, 2012 at 1:37PM
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robinmi_gw

This thread has gone OT..partly my fault...re plant patency..Rich, contact Donald...he has posted about this on the Hummingbird Forum, especially re Salvia 'Amistad'.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2012 at 1:39PM
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