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Salvia Coral Nymph - seed question

Posted by jrgardner z8b FL (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 23, 05 at 10:15

I received some coral nymph seeds in trade last year and am really pleased with the plants (these were my first salvias and now I'm hooked).

Where are the seeds?
What do they look like? (I can't remember)
When do you harvest seeds?


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RE: Salvia Coral Nymph - seed question

  • Posted by Cait1 VIC Aust (My Page) on
    Thu, Jun 23, 05 at 20:04

Hi! This is a great little salvia. The one I bought in December 2003 is still flowering; I think it only stopped flowering once for about a month in all that time. I've read that it self-seeds but I've only ever found one seedling.
After the flowers fades just keep checking the calyces for ripened seed. They will be a dark brown, elliptic in shape, and measure about 2mm or 1/10th of an inch. There are often four fully developed seeds to a calyx so you should have plenty forever. I just tried sowing seeds I had collected in Dec 2003 and they germinated in a few days time.
Below is a link to a pic of the seeds.
Happy seed hunting!

Here is a link that might be useful: Coral Nymph seeds

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