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Friday, July 15, 2011

The Sages for warm climates;



Salvia guarantica, this one sports dark purple flowers. Can grow up to 2 m high and is an all year bloomer if you let it. I prune it lightly from time to time to keep it flowering.


Salvia uliginos, Bog Salvia; a very reliable bloomer all summer long. The flowers are a stunning sky blue. It tends to grow with underground rhizomes and has to be culled from time to time.




This is one of the most beautiful Salvias.The photo does not do it justice. The flowers are a dark blue with black calyxes. It also grows tall and is also easily propagated from green cuttings like many of the others.



Salvia perberula; the Rosebud Salvia is very showy. It grows 2 m long arms headed by up to 30 cm long flower stalks.The calyxes look like small bells from where the quite big dark pink flowers emerge. It is a stunning plant. Propagate in summer from cuttings.



Salvia greggii is very beautiful and flowers freely on a bush of about 1m high.


Salvia madrensis; wonderful yellow flowers. Splendid bush up to 2m. Flowers all summer long and has also attractive leaves. Propagates easily from cuttings or from root divisions.



A view of the garden;

I have many more Salvias which I will show in my next post

Salvia is the largest genus in the mint family with some 900 species of annuals, perennials and soft-wooded shrubs, including culinary and medicinal herbs as well as garden ornamentals. Many outstanding South and Central American species have been brought into cultivation just since the 1980's.


Believe it or not:
The seed is hope; the flower is joy.

18 comments:

  1. Lovely view of your garden and your collection of Salvias is fabulous. I just adored the Bog Salvia. What a wonderful colour. I think I'll have to look into getting some different varieties of Salvia. I always have the Salvia splendens in pots and I have the Salvia madrensis and Salvia guaranitica, but I can see there are lots of terrifc ones to get.

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  2. Helo Titania, wunderschön sind diese Salviablüten! Ich wusste gar nicht, dass es ausser den verschiedenen blaufarbigen noch gelbe und rosafarbene gibt.
    Das 3. Bild gefällt mir am besten.

    Ein zauberhafter Garten zeigt das letzte Bild, sieht nach arbeiten und geniessen aus *lächel*.
    Liebe Grüsse
    Elfe

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  3. Titania, your flowers are always so beautiful.
    It's true: "the flower is joy".
    Happy Sunday!

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  4. Wie schön es wieder bei Dir blüht. Die Fotos sind traumhaft, die Blüten hast Du so schön eingefangen.

    Liebe Grüsse Melontha

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  5. Beautifull garden, it is a very great pleasure to come hear and see/smell so gracious flowers!

    Have a nive week end

    António

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  6. I love Salvias and I didn't know that there were so many varieties. I have red ones that just keep flowering and self seeding year after year. I have some blue one but they are not as hardy but often come back after pruning. I would love to get some of your varieties.

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  7. So many salvias! Trudi you've created a showcase of salvias in your garden. So pretty! I really wouldn't be able to select a favourite out of those.

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  8. Hvor har du en smuk have.
    Skønne planter.
    Tak for kigget.

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  9. Titania, so viele Salbeisorten! Beeindruckend, ich mühe mich immer ab, aber irgendwie wachsen nur die gleichen hier auf dem Berg und dem Wind!

    Sigrun

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  10. Honestly I haven't seen that many varieties of salvia. All of them are special!! The sky blue ones look spectacular!

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  11. Salvias are so many and varied. They generally are drought resistant I think. I particularly love the purple one.

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  12. Hello Titania, have a pleasant Tuesday!

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  13. Liebe Trudi
    ich sehe gerade, dass auch du schon länger keinen Post geschrieben hast. Hoffe sehr, du bist gesund und munter und hast den Winter gut überstanden! Deine Salvias könnten direkt neidisch machen...vorallem die rosa und gelbe Sorte finde ich toll (weil hier ungewohnt). E gueti Wuuche u vieli liebi Grüessli
    Barbara

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  14. Hello, dear Titania; I too haven't been around for so long as you already noticed. Thank you for concerned about me. Indeed, your friendly message on my blog touched my heart.
    I love your Salvias very much. I’ve never seen them in various color in private. Yours Salvias are absolutely lovely. This year I don’t have this flower in my flowerpots but last year I had them in red color. My mother enjoys Salvias very much.
    In the lower right corner of your garden photo I noticed Trumpets and it made me smile because I am glad to know that I too have the same flower and of the same color but in my flower pot.
    Big hug and kiss for you,
    Meda

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  15. ♥thank you so much dear friends for visiting and lovely comments, very much appreciated.♥T.

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  16. I must have missed this post earlier. I have not come across these plants here yet. Maybe I am just not observant enough. Nevertheless, thanks for sharing these interesting salvias!

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