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Salvia nemorosa 'Marcus'

Posted by gnabonnand z8a D/FW, Texas (My Page) on
Sat, May 6, 06 at 17:23

One of the best perennials in my garden, Salvia nemorosa 'Marcus'. Dwarf-growing seedling of 'East Friesland'. No flopping on this one. I currently have eleven specimens of this great little salvia.

Randy

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RE: Salvia nemorosa 'Marcus'

Are these plants you collected seed of and planted, or volunteers? East Friesland is sterile, but if related nemerosa or superba forms are nearby, a few viable seeds of crosses can be produced.


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RE: Salvia nemorosa 'Marcus'

Hey, you're right ... East Friesland is sterile. I have no idea why 'Marcus' was marketed as a seedling of it. All eleven of my specimens were purchased locally from garden centers in one gallon containers (Calloways, Lowes, & Wal-Mart).

Randy


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RE: Salvia nemorosa 'Marcus'

Will Marcus rebloom if deadhead like East Friesland? My East Friesland has been a great rebloomer?


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RE: Salvia nemorosa 'Marcus'

I like it too. I planted my first salvias last year and have been pleased with Marcus. I did get a long tall shoot that was about 15-20" long off the side of it but I decided that another salvia seed had gotten in the pot. I'll transplant one day and see if it's separate.


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RE: Salvia nemorosa 'Marcus'

gfish, yes, 'Marcus' reblooms like crazy. I have not even had to deadhead it. If you like 'East Friesland', you will love 'Marcus'.

alyrics, cool, you got a two-for.

Randy


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