Posted: 09/05/2016 at 01:30
Jason, can you say which varieties you are getting. as Fishy said, salvias vary in their tolerances and needs.
uliginosa,,for example, demands moist conditions and will perish in dry soils. Patens varieties need good drainage....guanajuato needs perfect drainage.
they vary too in their hardyness....microphyllas are mostly hardy as are nemerosas like Caradonna which you may need to,comsider for permanent beds.
different habits too from dumpy cacalifolia to spiky nemerosas; low as in Snow Hill to tall as in guaranitica and Amistad.
Mostly sun lovers too
generally I would dig in compost ....mushroom compost ...is excellent but not too much. And fish blood and bone tickled in too.
a salvia bed will give l