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Lovely blue Verdun. I have had them overwinter but the seed raised ones get to flower first
Verdun wrote (see)
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?
hmmmm, i like a few perennials around my garden, go on then twist my arm any tips verdun ?
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
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.
hmmm, expensive ?
I have only grown this one...(from seed)
Hmm, thank you Sir, think a visit may be in order to the GC tomorrow Verdun you keep brain washing me ..... HELP !
verdun thanks for the suggestion
cheerypeabrain that looks lovely.
Verdun ............. last night you were knighted and became Sir Verdun but wanting my card details is another thing .....
anyway thanks for the info ........ i will check out Dysons (they dont sell vacuums do they ?)
verdun thanks that looks a great place to buy salvias, happy shopping.
Yep, have grown both the deep blue and lighter blue cambridge from seed. Some of them came back for several years, but the recent cold winters seem to have done them in. Must get some seed and grow some more - both shades of blue are wonderful!
ive sown these last week now waiting for them to germinate.
Ive grown blue bedder this year and I am trying white porcelain they have germinated and outside under cover. They are lovely in the garden.