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Salvia elegans

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By Meanie


Salvia elegans (Salvia elegans (Pineapple Scented Sage))

This is a winter flowering Salvia.



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We have a similar one, does it have yellow leaves?

25 Nov, 2013

 

I have both forms DD. This is the green leafed form which seems the stronger grower.

26 Nov, 2013

amy
Amy
 

Very nice :o)

26 Nov, 2013

 

Meanie do you protect your Salvias, so far ours have come through the last two winters, but will they make it through a really bad one???

26 Nov, 2013

 

"so far ours have come through the last two winters, but will they make it through a really bad one?"

Crikey! Where were you the last two winters?

Seriously though, I have no idea as far as S.elegans goes. S.glutinosa, "Black and Blue", S.forsoakkoalii (spelling?), S.sclarea and S.microphylla seem bombproof.
S.patens at the very least needs winter protection by way of a mulch, but as it is easily lifted I just lift the best ones and store in the shed with "Wendys Wish", "Black Knight", S.dolicantha and a couple of others.
S.discolor is toast at the merest whiff of frost!

26 Nov, 2013

 

Thanks Amy!

26 Nov, 2013

 

I wouldn't say last winter was a bad one, long yes, perhaps you had a more severe one, after all this is the south, now 2010 was a shocker here.…??

27 Nov, 2013

 

"I wouldn't say last winter was a bad one, "

I need to move a bit further south by the sounds of it! Or toughen up!!!!

28 Nov, 2013

 

Meanie:

It sounds like you need to move very far south. Maybe as far south as where I live at 32º latitude or possibly even further south...then you can grow all your plants outside, all year, like me.

4 Dec, 2013

 

I do believe that you're right Delonix!

5 Dec, 2013

 

Oh, I'm always right! LOL! :)

Right now I wish I was much further south! Northern California is being hit by a unusual freeze and Southern California is being by unusually cold weather. This is after very warm to hot temps all of Nov. and the first 3 days of Dec. being 80 degrees (27ºC).

5 Dec, 2013

 

Ha!!!
Although I wish your plants no harm, I would love to see your reaction to a frost! Do you ever visit NY or Chicago in the winter!!??

7 Dec, 2013

 

Meanie:

Although, it's been very cold the last two mornings with lows of 45ºF (7.2ºC), the temps are still much too high for frost. The urban area where I live in inland San Diego never receives frost. It's truly frost-free. The temps will be below normal for the next couple of days, then 70ºF (21ºC) weather will return by Tuesday.

I never visit NY nor Chicago in winter! I've never been to Chicago. I would love to visit Chicago in late spring or summer!

7 Dec, 2013



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