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Dark purple salvias

Posted by aroidgardener 9b (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 7, 12 at 18:39

Does anyone grow a dark purple salvia that does well in zone 9b or higher, besides the black and blue Salvia?

I've looked at them online, but I hate when a plant is just listed as zone 9 because it still might not make it here in Florida.

Thanks
Tina


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RE: Dark purple salvias

I think Purple Majesty might just work for you. I had it some years ago and liked it.

It is said to be good from zones 7 through 10. It did well for me here in zone 9 B.

Here is a link that might be useful: Purple Majesty


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  • Posted by annafl z9b/10a Sarasota (My Page) on
    Sun, Apr 8, 12 at 16:04

Hi Tina,

I have this salvia and like it a lot. It is just getting going for me but I've had it in the past and loved it. It is pretty tall- maybe 3-5 feet and sprawly, but graceful, colorful and beautiful. Bees love it. Looks great in a butterfly garden.

Anna

Here is a link that might be useful: salvia indigo spires


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  • Posted by saldut 9-10 st pete, fl (My Page) on
    Sun, Apr 8, 12 at 18:02

I love Salvia also, and tried to find seed sources, Park seems to have a good selection so I ordered 4 kinds, well, two came, but they are out of the others.. not many Seed places have much of a selection it seems... wonder why ? sally


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RE: Dark purple salvias

Thanks Tom and Anna. Will see if I can find either of these at the USF plant sale next weekend.


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Hi Tina, I am in Tampa and I think I have it, I will try to make a picture tomorrow and I have a rooted cuting

Helen


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Helen,
Thanks!! Let me know. I should have something to trade. I can make a list.


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Tina, see if this is what you are looking for

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That looks like Wendy's Wish to me, Mocropot. It is hardy and easy to grow from cuttings. It is supposedly good for hummingbirds, which is why I got it.

It isn't very purple though...


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Thanks for the pics Mocropot. I am actually looking for dark purple, the darker the better. Something like the link below. That particular one is up to zone 8 only though.

Here is a link that might be useful: Salvia May Night


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Tom123 thank you for the name, when I purchased it the seller stated it was salvia. It is good for hummingbirds, I see them every AM
Tina, you are correct it is not purple compare to your picture

Sorry, I could not help


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I had May Night last year and it did not do well for me. I think it needs to be deadheaded regularly for it to do well. I have read a number of positive reports for it, however.

It is supposed to be good from zones 5 to 9.


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I bought 2 Wendy's Wish at Lowes...both now have mosiac virus but probably won't pull them...


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