Prettiest salvis for Dallas

avantgardener_tx8(Dallas 8 TX)December 29, 2006

Hi,

I am doing a gardening project for my church. Last year I put in about 30 knock-outs with lilies and gladiolas. This year I am expanding the space and want to put in pink roses with a purplelish salvia thats a bloom machine.Would May Night be my best bet? Any other suggestions. Where is the best and most econmical supplier?

Thanks

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rich_dufresne(z7 NC)

How tall are the roses and how high can the Salvias be allowed to grow?

    Bookmark   December 29, 2006 at 8:44PM
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avantgardener_tx8(Dallas 8 TX)

The rose I'm leaning toward is Marie Daley 3-4 ft. Also was considering Nearly Wild 3ft. I would like the salvia's to be 18-36" rather dense and compact. I see similar plants in mass plantings but I am not sure the type.

    Bookmark   December 29, 2006 at 9:17PM
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Christopher (Dallas Garden) Miller

Mexican Sage is my favorite for purple drama, but it might get a little too tall for you. It blooms from August through freeze and has a nice mounding habit in full sun from Spring onward. It takes little water, full sun and will multiply. The only problem: It can get quite tall.

    Bookmark   January 1, 2007 at 12:54AM
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Salvia_guy(z8 OR)

The following have purple flowers and vary in heigth.

The following three will bloom continually once blooming begins;

Salvia 'Purple majesty' - tall
S. coahuilensis - short
S. 'Indigo Spires' - tall

The following two will bloom later in the season;
S. guaranitica 'Omaha Gold' -tall
S. mexicana - tall

S. 'May Night' doesn't bloom continually. It will need to be cut back for rebloom.

SG

    Bookmark   January 1, 2007 at 12:17PM
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gnabonnand(Zone 8 Texas)

Salvia nemorosa, 'East Friesland'. 18" tall. Growing in my Dallas area garden. It's been my best salvia, along with salvia greggi. You can probably find it in the Dallas area this spring at Calloways, Northaven Gardens, Lowes & Home Depot.

Enjoy,
Randy

    Bookmark   January 14, 2007 at 6:04PM
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