Category Archives: Salvia

Up Close and Personal: Salvia ‘Saga Blue’

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First Impression: Salvia ‘Summer Jewel Lavender’

For a time I was really impressed with an All-American-Selection-Winning salvia called ‘Summer Jewel Red’. I’m always excited to find trustworthy annuals in the 16 to 24-inch range. But then there were a few summers where my plants barely reached … Continue reading

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Salvia ‘Mojave’

Are you looking for a well-behaved, easy-care plant for the front of your flowerbeds? Check out Salvia ‘Mojave’: This little salvia has rich-red flowers that appear on bushy dwarf plants that grow 10 inches tall. I love to grow salvias … Continue reading

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Salvia ‘Sizzler Purple’

When Salvia ‘Salsa Purple’ became impossible to find, I switched to ‘Sizzler Purple’. There are so many orange, yellow and red annuals that it’s nice to be able to mix some darker colors into my flowerbeds. The flowers of ‘Sizzler … Continue reading

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November Strong

It’s almost mid-November and the nighttime temperatures still haven’t dropped low enough for a heavy frost or freeze in my backyard. I didn’t rip out my annuals yet because the birds are still eating seeds from the flower heads, and … Continue reading

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Salvias to the Rescue

When I’m designing my annuals flowerbeds for the year I usually find myself putting short zinnias (especially the Profusion and Dreamland series) and marigolds in the front rows because they never fail me. I don’t want to risk trying something … Continue reading

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Salsa Salvia Slump

I’m (inadvertently) growing way too many salvias of one variety, but another is giving me trouble. For the second year in a row I’m getting horrible germination from my salvia ‘Salsa Light Purple’ seeds. I love the smoky-lavender color of … Continue reading

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Too Many Ladies

When I was sowing salvia seeds a few weeks ago I thought I had made a mistake and planted the wrong seeds in the wrong packs. To fix the situation, I sowed a new batch of the seeds for the … Continue reading

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Salvia ‘Salsa Light Purple’

The Salsa series salvias have become one of my favorite go-to annuals in recent years. They are easy to sprout from seed and seem immune from insects and disease. And they’ve never attracted the munching jaws of rabbits. The dark-purple … Continue reading

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Saved by Salvias

I finished planting all my homegrown annuals on Memorial Day. I usually allow a week for hardening off my plants, but I sped up the schedule this year because the weather was just too good to pass up. I gave … Continue reading

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