Ugly Dwarf Salvia - Smells Terrible!

badgardenerAugust 29, 2007

This past spring, I found beautiful dwarf Salvia at my local nursery. I planted 2 plants in my perennial garden. They did great. However, after I pruned back the dead blooms, the plant tried to bloom again but the stalks/blooms drooped on the ground, it looked terrible. I cut them way back since they were so unsightly.

They also smell terrible, like kitty urine - ick!

Any suggestions? Are they supposed to droop? The reason I bought them was because they were "dwarf". I threw the tag away, but I think they were only supposed to be 8" tall.

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I won't comment on your name of badgardener, but why did you throw the tags away???

What colour were the flowers? Do you have a photo?


    Bookmark   August 29, 2007 at 3:31PM
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nckvilledudes(7a NC)

I find that quite a few of the salvias have strange odors. Your description of cat urine is dead on but I still love the plants!

    Bookmark   August 31, 2007 at 3:38AM
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nanny56(IN 5b)

I love my May Night, but I think it stinks!!!

    Bookmark   September 28, 2007 at 7:27PM
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