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Salvia Argentea

Posted by debbiecz3 z3MB (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 24, 07 at 18:22

Anyone have any experience growing this plant, sure is a beauty. It sort of looks like a lambs ear on steroids with cobwebby filiments on the leaves.I think it is borderline hardy here, maybe a 4 generously. I thought I would try it in a sheltered position closer to the house. Has anyone wlse grown this successfully in a zone 3 garden?(Actually I'm even being generous with that!) Thanks, Debbie.

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RE: Salvia Argentea

I grew it a couple of years ago, overwintered fine with mulch. Second year it didn't make it, I think it was in a spot with too much water. Now that I have a rock garden with excellent drainage I'm trying it again from seed that I started.


RE: Salvia Argentea

Thanks Sharon. I don't have a rock garden but hopefully I can find a spot that is not too wet. Do you think it would tolerate a bit of shade or require full sun? Debbie.

RE: Salvia Argentea

Debbie, I have mine planted in full sun, I'm not sure if they will like part sun.

Also keep in mind that the inconspicuous flowers are best removed before they set seed, this will help it to live longer.


Here is a link that might be useful: Salvia argentea

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