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2 cultivars of salvia leucantha

Posted by tntransplant_IA z6TN (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 28, 05 at 13:14

really nice mexican sages, one new this year the other wintered over in the lebanon area with no mulch. they are about 6 feet tall.

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RE: 2 cultivars of salvia leucantha

Nice ones. Thanks for sharing. I can never get mine to overwinter in the Texas Panhandle (zone 6b). But, I really like them so I treat them like an annual. Here's a couple of pix of mine this year.Texas red salvia in front with zinnias below.

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RE: 2 cultivars of salvia leucantha

Grown as an annual, when does S. leucantha bloom? (I'm a Californian transplanted to zone 4.)


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RE: 2 cultivars of salvia leucantha

mine started blooming probably about 6 weeks ago and is now buzzed by the frost we got a couple of nights ago but the flowers still look fine-leaves are a tad limp tho. wonderful plant and i highly recommend it.


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Round here, late August until a hard frost (which we haven't really had yet). A good two months of blooms I'd say on average.


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they get tall and spread out. I usually only plant 4 to 6 to cover about 25 feet of bed. Early in the season they aren't terribly attractive as they grow. But, when fall arrives they are real show stoppers. So, I usually kind of hide mine behind some earlier bloomers until they hit their prime.


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RE: 2 cultivars of salvia leucantha

Luecantha and other salvias are our favorite for late summer and into fall. They attract hummingbirds and many insects. Bumble bees stay on the flowers during the night. We had a milder than usual winter last year and the ones we had last summer survived so we put in several more plants in the spring. All have grown and bloomed identically. I put chopped leaves mounded over the bases of the plants in the fall and removed it in spring. EP


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Well, you give me hope EP. I'll give keeping them over here a little more effort.

And that is a lovely area you have in your photo. Can I drop by for a sit? :)


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RE: 2 cultivars of salvia leucantha

Gardening in our family is 'in the genes'. Having hope is essential. We are always pleased to welcome appreciative guests. We appreciate seeing other's efforts. Lots more on our photolink. EP


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