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Bloom Times

Posted by mysticfoxtrot North CA (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 3, 11 at 17:27

Is there a resource that lists the common salvias and what their nominal bloomtime is? I am trying to put in a garden that will bloom from early spring through as much of winter as possible. The information seems to be out there on the internet in different places but I was wondering if anyone has brought it all together in one place.

thanks!

Rose


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RE: Bloom Times

mysticfoxtrot;
It would be a formidable task to keep such
information in one location. Due to elevation,species
weather all play such an important role in determining
what Salvia species growing in different conditions would bloom when.
IE:usda Zone 8 in California,Texas,Florida would all have different growing conditions in different years.
Hope I explained that clearly
Art


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Check out the 'New Book of Salvias' by Betsy Clebsch. She certainly does not have them all (pretty hard to do),but she's in Santa Cruz and knows how salvias grow in California. Your library probably has it. Also, you can glean info by checking what the various nurseries who sell salvias have to say about each one....check the website for Native Sons Nursery (Calif.), Digging Dog Nursery (Calif.), Canyon Creek (Calif., Nursery may be closed now, not sure, but website may still be up). Take a look at the Cabrillo College website about their salvia collection. Also 'California Gardens'...


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Also...San Marcos Growers.


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Spring and Summer flowering salvias

Spring flowering:
africana-lutea
apiana
brandegei
candidissima
carduacea
chionophylla
dentata
disermas
jurisicii
leucophylla
lycioides
mellifera
serpyllifolia
sonomensis
spathacea

Summer flowering:
africana-caerulea
argentea
barrelieri
blepharophylla
broussonetii
buchananii
cacaliifolia
canariensis canescens var. daghestanica
castanea
cedrosensis
chamaedryoides
chamelaeagnea
chiapensis
coahuilensis
coccinea
corrugata
darcyi
desoleana
discolor
dolomitica
farinacea
forsskaolii
greggii
guaranitica
Indigo Spires
interrupta
x jamensis
lanceolata
leucantha
longispicata
melissodora
mexicana
meicrophylla
moorcroftiana
muirii
namaensis
nemorosa
nubicola
oppositiflora
patens
prunelloides
Purple Majesty
repens
reptans
sagittata
scabra
semiatrata
serpyllifolia
sessei
sinaloensis
transsylvanica
uliginosa
urica
verticillata
Waverly
Will list the Autumn and Winter flowering later this afternoon...


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Wow - thanks to all - I will check out the resources you've listed. It is a daunting task which is why I was hoping someone had something. That book looks fabulous!


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