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New Twist ' your best container salvia'

Posted by sierrahiker 8,9 central ca. (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 15, 05 at 1:08

I have so many cuttings that have rooted this year that I am going to put some in containers for my deck.lets hear a response as to how your's did in containers.


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RE: New Twist ' your best container salvia'

I put my annuals & some smaller salvias in containers: Salvia splendens,coccinea, elegans,farinacea, forskaohlei,horminium, sinaloensis & sclarea.


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RE: New Twist ' your best container salvia'

These from Africa work well in containers, they have interesting foliage;

Salvia namaensis
S. africana-lutea (S. aurea)
S. muirii
S. taraxacifolia
S. lanceolata
S. dentata
S. africana-caerulea

These are from Western Asia;
S. daghastanica
S. canescens v. daghastanica

Of course many will work in a container. For some species you would need a LARGE container.

SG


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RE: New Twist ' your best container salvia'

Hello,
Please excuse the ignorance here, but do these bloom all summer long? What about Salvia patens?
I've seen Salvia in lots of planters at shopping/rec centres, but I only seem to see them when they are blooming!

Jan (who's trying Salvia for the first time this year! :-D )


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RE: New Twist ' your best container salvia'

Some do, some don't bloom all summer.

Some bloom in spring, some in summer, some in fall and some even in winter with protection where needed.

Oh! and then there are those that bloom from spring to frost.

SG


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RE: New Twist ' your best container salvia'

The smaller sizes do well in ample containers -- I'm not sure about ones that get quite large.


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RE: New Twist ' your best container salvia'

"Oh! and then there are those that bloom from spring to frost."

Well, that sounds good for containers (although "interesting foliage" could win a place in my containers too!)

So, for a 6 gallon container, shared with other annuals, who's going to bloom happily all summer??

Thank you,
Jan


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