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SALVIA NOT READILY AVAILABLE

Due to low stocks, difficulty in growing or propagating or just not readily available, these Salvias will remain on this list until stock numbers increase, then they will be included on the main list. Check main list for availability.

Click on green salvia name to show photo’s.

aethiopis

a large silver wooly rosette perennial,full sun, summer

algeriensis (ann)

annual, 60 x  60cm bushy, white & violet flowers, sp / summer

apiana

grey/ white bushy plant approx 1 x 60cm with long  stems of white butterfly flowers

austriaca

Herbaceous perennial, basal rosettes 60-90cmH, pale lemon flowers sp/ summer, semi shade, frost tender

barrelieri

hardy perennial, full sun, 60 x 60cm,large green textured lvs,many groups of white flowers. Drought hardy

bulleyana

now known as flava var. megalantha. Herbaceous, large green basal rosette lvs, Fls, spring, yellow and maroon. semi shade. frost tender

canariensis’Alba’

slender form of canariensis,approx 1.5-2mH,sunny  post,large lvs,masses of white flowers

candelabrum

Hardy, woody small shrub, 90 x 90cm , stems are small, stiff, grey green rugose lvs,sticky, hairy and aromatic when crushed.

castanea

Herbaceous,frost hardy, very good drainage, can rot over winter. basal clumps, 60cm H, grey lvs, dark maroon flowers

caudata

tall purple flowered shrub. 2- 2.5mH. compact growth, dark green lvs. flowers have a white beeline

 

chionophylla

small prostrate Salvia, with small round greyish lvs. Flowers small, blue, summer. Sunny post, good drainage, hardy

clevelandii clinopodioides clevelandii
concolor cuspidata cyanescens digitaloides
dombeyi dolicantha eigii ‘El Cielo Blue’
exserta evansiana elegans ‘Pink’ forskaohlei ( white)
forreri fruticosa fulgens glabrescens
grahamii ‘Purple’ glechomifolia
greggii x ‘Grace’
greggii x ‘Martine’ greggii x ‘Pat’s Pink’ guaranitica ‘Argentine Skies’
holwayi indica jurisicii japonica
japonica (white) mexicana ‘Minor’
lavanduloides judaica nemerosa  varieties
napifolia merjamie officinalis ‘Alba’ officinalis ‘Rosea’
nubicola nipponic ‘Fuji Snow’ Patens ( all forms) penstemonoides
nutans haematodes prunelloides
praeclara (ann) palaestina recognita reflexa (ann)
przwalskii pratensis (all forms) subpalmatinervis superba ‘Kate Glenn’
reptens ranzaniana sylvestris x ‘Lye End’ sylvestris x ‘Lubecca’
superba ‘Marcus’ superba x superba’Superba’ sylvestris ‘Tanzarin’ stepposa
sylvestris x’Caradonna’ sylvestris ‘Rosenwein’ viridis (ann) yunnanensis
thymoides transsylvanica trijuga

 

FROST HARDY SALVIAS

These Salvias can withstand quite a bit of cold temperatures and frosty conditions.

Many survive by becoming dormant in winter. Most of these type of Salvias are either rosette types, being herbaceous or are deciduous. Many of the evergreen Salvia are either grey or have rugose  thick leaves or have evolved in those cold frosty areas.

Many are from South Africa, Mediterranean and the Middle Eastern Areas.

Click on green salvia name for photo. More photo’s to come.

argentea aethiopis africana aurea
blancoana broussonettii bulleyana canariensis
canariensis var candidissima chamaedryoides chamelaeagnea chinopodioides
confertiflora corrugata disermas clevelandii
disjuncta dolimitica forskaohlei disermas (pink)
glutinosa greggi ‘Alba’ greggii ‘Furnams Red fruticosa
indica jurisicii lanceolata greggii varieties 36.S Sierra Pink 01
leucantha leucophylla lyrata (dark leaf ) lavandulifolia
mellifera ‘Meigan’s Magic’ miltiorrhiza ‘Marine Blue’
muirii munzii namiensis moorcroftiana
nipponica nubicola officinalis vars nemerosa vars.
plectranthoides pratensis vars przwalskii palaestina
repens runcinata scabra recognita
semiatrata somalensis staminea sclarea
superba vars sylvestris vars subpalmatinervis taraxacifolia
tomentosa villosa virgata viscosa
unverticilliata yunnanensis

 

SALVIAS THAT GROW IN THE SHADE

Many Salvias grow in the shade, depending on the degree and the type of shade.

e.g. dry or moist shade. Many grow well on the Eastern and Southern side of the house, many of these are the  big leaved Salvias. Although  originating from tropical countries, they generally are found high in the mountains in cool rainforest areas. Many Salvias like dappled  or semi shade and do well growing through  deciduous trees, and some even grow in dry shady areas, as many originate  from high mountainous areas in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Not many Salvias grow well in dense shade. These are just some of the few: Click on green salvia name for photo. More photo’s to come.

adenophora ‘Black Knight’ ‘Blue Bird’
coccinea vars ‘Costa Rican Blue’ chiapensis clinopodioides
‘Desley’ dorisiana dolicantha elegans ‘Purple’
forskaohlei gesneriiflora  vars glechomifolia sunny shelt glutinosa
gravida guaranitca  vars interrupta involucrata vars
iodantha japonica judaica ‘Winter Red’
longispicata lyrata macrophylla madrensis
mexicana vars meyeri  longistyla miltiorrhiza
miniata misella myriantha vars napifolia
nipponica nubicola oxyphora sunny/sheltered             e ‘Omaha Gold’
plectranthoides polystachya sunny/ shelt prunelliodes prezwalskii
puberula ‘Purple Majesty’ purpurea ‘Red Dragon’
rubescens sunny/sheltered scutellarioides sinaloensis spathacea
sprucei subpalmatinervis tiliifolia ( ann) transsylvanica
tubifera urica  vars univerticillata
wagneriana verticilliata vars yunnanensis

 

TALL SALVIAS

Although most of these tall Salvias come from hot humid countries in South America, many originate from high up in the mountains, coming from “cool rainforest areas”

Due to the amount of day light they receive, most of these Salvias flower in the cooler months starting in Autumn and continuing until late Spring. There are a few that flower on and off for the whole year.

These taller Salvias will grow anything from1.5m up to 4 m. They are excellent for screening purposes e.g neighbours or unsightly sheds etc.., depending on their habit of growth. There are some that grow straight and narrow, while others will come out to greet you, others are bushy and dense or might have a vase shape or a typical pyramid growth shape.

Although all of these can be grown out in a sunny area, they will need protection from wind – they will snap easily. They don’t like the heat of summer nor are they as drought resistant as many other Salvias, so they will need a little more water than some hardier species. It is best to grow them on the East or on the South side of your house where it is generally cooler.

adenophora atrocyanea ‘Black knight’ ‘Blue Bird’
caudata curviflora
dorisiana ‘Follett’s Folly’ guaranitica’Violet Eyes’
gesneriiflora spp gesneriiflora ‘Tequila’ gesneriflora ‘Red Rambler’ gravida
involucrata inv. ‘Hadspen’ inv.’Pink Icicles’ iodantha
karvinskii karvinskii ‘Verdi’ longistyla macrophylla
mac. purple leaf madrensis ‘Meigan’s Magic’ myriantha
mexicana ‘Limelight’ mexicana ‘Lolly’ mexicana ‘Major’ mexicana ‘Minor’
mexicana ‘Snowflake’
‘Omaha Gold’ purpurea ‘Romantic Rose’ roscida
spucei ( magenta) spucei ( pink) ‘Timboon Red’ tubifera
wagneriana wagneriana (pale )

 

DIFFICULT SALVIAS TO PROPAGATE & GROW

There are quite a few Salvias that are difficult to propagate, to grow and keep.

Many of these come from the Californian area. With many of these Salvias, cuttings should be taken when the sap is flowing, as well as taking cuttings only when the temperature is warm. Some Salvias have hollow stems which also proves difficult. Some Asian rosette types are hard to keep alive, often this is caused by the drainage not being good enough. Many of these particular Salvias originate from screes, rocky outcrops or by streams, so drainage is an important part of growing  these Salvias. Others may be targeted by certain insect attack when stressed by hot weather. Click on green salvia name for photo. More photo’s to come.

apiana bulleyana castanea clevelandii
cyanescens digitaloides dombeyi forreri
gilliesii grahamii (Purple) hierosolymitana hians
interrupta leucophylla mellifera melissiodora
meyeri munzii moorcroftiana patens
penstomonoides prunelloides przewalskii recognita
thymoides yunnanensis

 

ROSSETTES AND CLUMPS

(most  rosettes are herbaceous but not all)

austriaca flava prezwalskii
aethiopsis forskaolhei recognita
argentea glutinosa regeliana
amplexicaulis hians sclarea and forms
barrelierii haematodes staminea
bulleyana hierosolymitana stepposa
campanulata has indica superba and forms
(tuberous rootstock) japonica subpalmatinervis
castenea lyrata sylvestris and forms
canescens var napifolia transsylvanica
daghestanica nemerosa and forms transsiessii
chinensis nipponica verticilliata and forms
desoleana nubicola verbenacea  ( Weed)
dolicantha moorcroftiana villosa
eigii palaestina virgata
evansiana pratensis and forms viscosa

 

HERBACEOUS,DECIDUOUS & ANNUAL SALVIAS

Annuals : Growth, flowering and setting of seed all in one season

Deciduous : A perennial that looses it’s leaves in winter / cooler months

Herbaceous : A perennial that dies back during winter and reshoots in Spring or warmer weather

Rosettes / Clumps : Plants that produce usually large basal leaves that either  remain in a  rosette type form or form a clump of leaves. Most of these plants ( but not all ) are herbaceous. Most send up 1 – 2  branched  flower heads in the form of  panicles above the clump. Click on green salvia name for photo.

  Herbaceous                               Annuals                         Deciduous

Not clump forming

arizonica algeriensis darcyi
atrocyanea columbariae gillsii
azurea farinacea forms regla
forrerii henryi
guarinitica and forms hispanica
(tuberous rootstock) plebeia
judaica praeclara
jurisicii reflexa
lanigera roborowskii
merjamie roemeriana
palaestina splendens ( Vic)
patens has tilliifolia
(tuberous rootstock) viridis
penstemonoides
prunelloides
puberula
reptans
uliginosa

 

TALL SALVIAS

Although most of these tall Salvias come from hot humid countries in South America, many originate from high up in the mountains, coming from “cool rainforest areas”

Due to the amount of day light they receive, most of these Salvias flower in the cooler months starting in Autumn and continuing until late Spring. There are a few that flower on and off for the whole year.

These taller Salvias will grow anything from1.5m up to 4 m. They are excellent for screening purposes e.g neighbours or unsightly sheds etc.., depending on their habit of growth. There are some that grow straight and narrow, while others will come out to greet you, others are bushy and dense or might have a vase shape or a typical pyramid growth shape.

Although all of these can be grown out in a sunny area, they will need protection from wind – they will snap easily. They don’t like the heat of summer nor are they as drought resistant as many other Salvias, so they will need a little more water than some hardier species. It is best to grow them on the East or on the South side of your house where it is generally cooler.

adenophora Black knight’ Blue Cloud caudata
confertiflora corrugata Costa Rican Blue curtiflora
curviflora dorisiana ‘Follett’s Folly’ guaranitica’Violet Eyes’
gesneriiflora spp gesneriiflora ‘Tequila’ gesneriflora ‘Red Rambler’ gravida
involucrata inv. ‘Hadspen’ inv.’Pink Icicles’ iodantha
karvinskii karvinskii ‘Verdi’ longispicata macrophylla
mac. purple leaf madrensis myriantha mexicana ‘Limelight’
mexicana ‘Lolly’ mexicana ‘Major’ mexican ‘Minor’ mexicana ‘Snowflake’
purpurea ‘Romantic Rose’ roscida spucei ( magenta)
spucei ( pink) ‘Timboon Red’ wagneriana wagneriana (pale )
mac. purple leaf