Salvia rubescens

voodoobrewDecember 3, 2011

I'm curious as to why this salvia isn't seen more often in the trade. There is a large clump of it (it looks like a spreader) blooming at UCB Botanical, and it's so pretty. Grey-green leaves with a silvery sheen, black calyces and BRIGHT red flowers, similar to blepharophylla in color. I've never seen it offered for sale there.

I started seeds of it ~ 2 years ago, and the plants are still very small. It's frustrating!

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One reason it is not common in the trade is the bloom season. Winter bloomers are not well represented, because of the increased costs of production and the smaller off-season market. This species in particular is very difficult to make "look good" in small containers. We offer it locally but have never on our site.

    Bookmark   December 4, 2011 at 5:53PM
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