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Salvia "So cool pale blue"

AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,147
I have been trying to obtain this salvia, but am having trouble sourcing a mail order supplier. I know Dysons sell it, but they don't do mail order and are many miles away. Just wondered if anyone could help ? Many thanks. 


  • TheveggardenerTheveggardener Posts: 1,057


    £2.95 / packet

    In stock


    This white-woolly perennial herb, commonly found in the Kashmir valley, bears pale blue, nearly white flowers, which are are borne in spikes arranged in separated whorls, forming a branched cluster. It is hardy to Zone 7 although it may be evergreeen in warmer climes.


    For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.




    Classification:Hardy perennial


    Not sure where this company is, the postage is £2. 

  • TheveggardenerTheveggardener Posts: 1,057
    The picture is not the one I down loaded will go back and try again.
  • TheveggardenerTheveggardener Posts: 1,057
    It still keeps changing to the above Anni but there are some on eBay but you never know if what they say it is, is what they will send.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,147
    Thanks Dee, l will have a look  :)
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 28,792
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • TheveggardenerTheveggardener Posts: 1,057
    I've even looked on the Hampton Court website in their seed department but no luck although they are showing pictures of it, strange.
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 28,792
    Did you see the link to Hooks Green Herbs?
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • NollieNollie Posts: 6,728
    This says its being launched in the UK by Dyson at Hampton Court, July 2019, so maybe more widely availablr after that...
    Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.
  • TheveggardenerTheveggardener Posts: 1,057
    Looks the most likely reason we can't find it on line Nollie. Looks very pretty so could be popular you will need to keep an eye open for it on line AnniD or if you have a really good nursery near you they might stock it after the show. Right must go search for perspex for my new cold frame. 
  • RubytooRubytoo Posts: 1,307
    ? AnniD is looking for  "So Cool Pale Blue".
    It is one from a series of "So cool" salvias bred in Australia.
    It won't be seed or plants it is so new (2014) with plant breeders rights.
    Dysons is a specialist so would have it.

    AnniD I can't find it either, you had me looking, please lust after more common things ... :D
    You could ask them where they got it? Or who imports or wholesales it.
    It will probably be licensed propagation so some company over here may do it, and then might find out who they sell it to?

    Robins Salvias is a man who collects them.  A search found he had it but I could not find it on his site.
    But if he has it he might tell you where he got it from.
    He has a sense of humour and is a Salvia nut. you could email him.....
    See his environmental information at the bottom left of page.
    Good Luck!

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