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Salvia greggii Navajo Red -- big favorite

Posted by wonbyherwits z7 NC (My Page) on
Sat, May 31, 08 at 10:59

The hummingbirds in our garden LOVE the Salvia greggii Navajo Red. It grows like a small shrub here and is also evergreen for me. I know it may be short-lived, but for now, it's a great favorite in our garden.

We lost one male recently. My husband found his tiny body in a spider web. Don't know if he got caught, or if he was wounded and ended up on the ground...there has been a hawk around lately.

The red snapdragons are starting to bloom just below the salvia. There are 5 salvias on a slope beside our willow. The hummers sit in the willow to preen and look over the garden.


Our agastache is now starting to bloom. We have a lot of varieties.

Cameron

Here is a link that might be useful: my gardening blog


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RE: Salvia greggii Navajo Red -- big favorite

Beautiful pictures Cameron. Not much is blooming here yet except crossvine, coral honeysuckle bleeding hearts and native columbine but I did add some new purchases that were already in bloom including some greggiis which I need to add mor of. Haven't grown Navaho Red yet but it is on my list of greggiis to include.

Penny


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RE: Salvia greggii Navajo Red -- big favorite

I havent had Navaho red either but I have several other greggii and agastache. My agas are just now getting buds. I also have some of greggii stampede seriers that a hummer was checking out today, plus dianthera, and david verity. Good to see some going to flowrs and not just feeders.


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RE: Salvia greggii Navajo Red -- big favorite

Cameron,

You have the most amazing plants! I am so inspired by your blog. I visit it all the time. I have gotten so many good ideas from you. Thanks!


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RE: Salvia greggii Navajo Red -- big favorite

I saw that one at Home Depot a while back. Guess I should have tried it but I already have a lot of salvias. Are the flowers bigger than the usual greggiis?


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RE: Salvia greggii Navajo Red -- big favorite

I'm glad you are enjoying my blog. It started as a way to keep my son, who was in London in grad school at the time, up to date on what was happening in the garden. I really enjoy sharing the information with other gardeners, so I've kept it going.

The flowers are small, but very abundant. Another flush of blooms is starting up now. We finally got a good rain here. The soil was so bone dry, that it's a miracle that my garden is still alive! The salivas hold up well in drought. Those were planted in spring 2007 and we had the worst drought in history here in North Carolina.

Cameron


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