Friday, 6 May 2016

Some of my Salvias, growing and flowering in my garden, now.;

Wonderful plants, flowering for many month, easily propagated from cuttings or seed.

Pink Rosebud Salvia involucrata and Salvia Waverly.

In full flower now until spring when they will be pruned back radically.

Its sister Pink Icicle is just as pretty and attractive, also growing tall and waving its long arms around

 A Seedling discovered in Australia.

 S. Icicle together with  S. Black knight, going well together.

Salvia confertiflora,  a beautiful plant. Fairly tall growing to 1.3-2 m tall, is quite brittle. It is happy with some support from other plants to lean on. Its small iridescent orange flowers are held in velvety brownish calyxes, so very pretty. 

Salvia adenophora, here happily growing between Agapanthus.

Another tall, lanky Salvia from Mexico. I has clusters of beautiful red, somewhat  furry flowers from autumn to late spring. Its textured foliage is scented.cent. It grows to about 2 m  tall and can tolerate a part-shaded site. It also benefits from the support of other shrubs nearby.

Salvia hispanica, commonly known as chia, native to central and southern Mexico and Guatemala. 
  It is an annual and reseeds every year and  produces these pretty sky blue flowers. I let if flower where ever it is happy to do so.

Salvia Waverly produces from spring into autumn a haze of soft purple, with a little pruning in between to encourage new flowers.

Salvia leucantha

Salvia leucantha white flowers

Salvia Pink Velour

Salvia Anthony Parker

Salvia Peru blue, delightful blue flowers, heart shaped leaves and a benign creeping habit.

The very tall growing Salvia madrensis in full bloom for many month.

A well known tall  Salvia, Black Knight flowers on and on.

Here, growing  in a mixed border.

Salvia leucantha , white flowers.

Salvia Embers wishes, here growing from a cutting of the original plant.

Believe it or not:

Herb Lore
Objects containing caraway seed can not be stolen, including a husband with a few in his pocket!

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  1. So many different kinds. I have one. I tried the blue one but it couldn't survive the dry weather.

    1. Diane, many are tough when established. Especially the Salvia leucantha types.I never water mine, unless they are small and newly planted, or it is a really hot and dry spell in spring. You have got a lovely flower garden, perhaps you should try some others. You are welcome to get some cuttings any time.