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Your Opinion PLEASE?

Posted by gardenlady48 z5 IL (My Page) on
Thu, May 26, 05 at 18:54

Which variety of salvia blooms the most prolific with the BLUEST coloring and hardy to zone? Want something for companion to my pink knock-out roses. Thanks.

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RE: Your Opinion PLEASE?

  • Posted by MannyE z10 Miami Beach (My Page) on
    Fri, May 27, 05 at 11:30

that's easy...

salvia patens "Genitian Salvia"

There you go.

I meant GENTIAN....

  • Posted by MannyE z10 Miami Beach (My Page) on
    Fri, May 27, 05 at 11:36

spelling is G E N T I A N salvia

RE: Your Opinion PLEASE?

Salvia patens is a real true blue. Ignore names like 'Gentian Blue' is the same plant. A large, vigorous from of this species is known as S. patens 'Guanajuato'...this is spectacular, with royal blue flowers. Also S.patens 'Cambridge Blue' has the most wonderful bright, pale blue flowers.

Other true blue Salvias...S.sagittata, S. sinaloensis, and S. cacaliifolia. Also many of the S. guaranitica and S. mexicanas. What about S. urica?


RE: Your Opinion PLEASE?

Patens will not be hardy in your zone. Is it just me, both I find this species a big pain in the %# to keep happy. That being said, it sure is beautiful, and I wish it did better for me.

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