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Blue Hill Salvia-FLOPPY?

Posted by erinb007 Naperville, IL (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 30, 05 at 21:31

Ok, I bought the Blue Hill becuase I thought it was supposed to NOT flop. Either it's flopping or a big deer has come and sat in the middle of it...it's my first time growing and I honestly don't know if an animal matted it down or what. I have tons of them and they all look mashed down from the center. UGGGH.

What Salvias DON'T FLOP and keep a great blue or purple color without needed to be cut back?

Thanks!
Erin


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RE: Blue Hill Salvia-FLOPPY?

  • Posted by Cait1 VIC Aust (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 1, 05 at 0:36

I don't mean to be dense, but don't all salvia need to be cut back or trimmed at some point?
I think S. forsskaolii could be a good one for you to try. The inflorescences are very sturdy and since it dies down in winter it shouldn't be that hard to keep in your zone.
You may also want to try 'Indogi Spires'. Cuttings root easily to be saved for spring planting; I don't know if it would overwinter in your area.
Cait


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RE: Blue Hill Salvia-FLOPPY?

I am growing S. Guaranitica Black and Blue for the first time this year. So far it's 3 feet tall and is nicely upright, definitely more so than S. Indigo Spires was in my case. Diva


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