Salvia Gravida

tomncath(St Pete Z10a Heat 10)July 9, 2014

Hi Folks,

I live over at the Florida Forum, recently started converting my yard for hummingbirds and now I'm hooked on salvias :-) Anybody have this one or know where I could get it?

Tom

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robinmi_gw

Tom,

You could try Flowers by the Sea, in CA. They stock this wonderful Salvia, but may be currently out of stock. This is a highly reputable place, with many excellent reviews of their mail order.

If no luck, email me as I have a few seeds...they germinate quickly and will flower within months.

Robin.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 1:32PM
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tomncath(St Pete Z10a Heat 10)

Hi Robin,

You could try Flowers by the Sea....

I tried them first, it is out of stock :-( I'd sure hate for you to have to send seeds across the pond....

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 5:30PM
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kermitc

Back in stock at Flowers by the Sea, as of this moment.

Robin is spot on - they grow very quickly from seed.

Should we start calling this one S. vasquezii?

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 7:32PM
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tomncath(St Pete Z10a Heat 10)

Back in stock at Flowers by the Sea, as of this moment.

Great news Kermit, I'll place my order today :-)

Tom

    Bookmark   July 10, 2014 at 6:46AM
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rich_dufresne(z7 NC)

I think it should be S. vasquezii. I finally got a taxonomic citation on the subject:

A new species and a new subspecies of Salvia (Lamiaceae) from Jalisco and Michoacán, Mexico

Hugh H. Iltis, Jesús Guadalupe González-Gallegos, Theodore S. Cochrane, and José Antonio Vázquez-García

Abstract. A new species and a new subspecies of Salvia, Salvia vazquezii and Salvia vazquezii subsp. tancitaroensis, from the Jalisco-Colima border and Michoacán, Mexico, respectively, are segregated from the S. gravida complex. They are described, illustrated and compared. A key to the three taxa and a translated and expanded circumscription of S. gravida are provided.

Taxonomic publications are the gold standard for settling any questions on these subjects, within the areas covered in the article.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2014 at 8:00AM
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