Those wonderful blue salvias

VerdunVerdun Posts: 23,348
Have I persuaded any,of you to try salvia patens or any other blue flowering ones? They are tender,perennials treated much the same as dahlias and also form tubers. They flower for months,,have scented leaves but what glorious blue flowers. Keep them in the ground in mild areas or dig them up to protect over winter. Plant with orange, yellow or white flowers ...superb Who's persuaded?
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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,230

    Lovely blue Verdun.  I have had them overwinter but the seed raised ones get to flower first

  • hello these sound lovely, would they suit a shady patch or can i grow them in pots? do i buy them as seeds or as tubers, what are tubers???

  • I grew them last year and you are right...startlingly blue flowers image

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 12,089

    I saw lots of Salvia Patens in Hidcote Garden some years ago and wanted them, but I couldn't find them here in France until fairly recently. I tried a few from the GC which were rather spindly and quite expensive. They didn't do very well, nothing like the Hidcote ones and they had much paler flowers.

  • um.....

     

    I have only grown this one...(from seed)

     

    http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i179/Cheerypeabrain/2012/020-4.jpg

     

     

  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619
    Funnily enough, as I was sorting through my seeds today, I found a packet of blue flowering sage which I must have bought last year when I had some hope that summer would happen.

    It's gone int my 'to sow now' box.

    But haven't done any seed sowing today, as there are flurries of snow outside.

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  • verdun thanks for the suggestion

     

    cheerypeabrain that looks lovely.

  • verdun thanks that looks a great place to buy salvias, happy shopping.

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