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 from new growth, “when the sap is flowing.”
Some Salvias have hollow stems which also proves difficult.
Some from a desert environment prove difficult to keep during the winter months , especially in a damp season. Drainage and moisture must be monitored.
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.
Often it’s difficult to take “slips”or offshoots from some rosette types. They often have better results from being propagated by seed.
Others may be targeted by certain insects when stressed by hot weather.
Go to the notes on each variety or the many other lists and pages for more information
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