We have a wonderful selection of Salvia at the nursery. We carry a wide variety of perennial and annual Salvias. Here is a listing of many of the ones we carry:
Salvia May Night
S. Blue Hill
S. Snow Hill
S. East Friesland
S. Violet Riot
S. Burgundy Candles
S. Blue Marvel
S. Rose Marvel
S. Playin The Blues
S. argéntea Artemis
NEW PERENNIAL SALVIAS
The Lyrical series
S. Lyrical Blues
S. Lyrical Rose
also the Bumble sky Series from Walters Gardens
S. Bumble Sky
S. Bumble Blue
S. Bumble Snow
Herb Salvias better known as sage are also perennials we carry:
We also carry a vast selection of Annual Salvias. These are fabulous because they bloom all summer and late into the fall. We always recommend them as season extenders in the garden. Plant them now and they will be gorgeous in the fall. Here are a few of the ones I recommend as season extenders:
S. cocc. Lady in Red
S. cocc. Forest Fire
S. farinacea Victoria
S. far. Blue Bedder taller than Victoria
S. far. White
S. horminium Blue Monday (one of VG favorites)
S. Sizzler Red
S. Sizzler purple
S. Faye Chapel very tall
S. Lighthouse Purple
S. Lighthouse Red
Pineapple Sage or Salvia elegans
Salvia guaranitica Black and Blue
Salvia Índigo Spires
Salvia leucantha or Mexican Sage
Salvia Wendys Wish
S. Love and Wishes( new this year)
S. Embers Wish (new this year)
S. Windwalker Royal Red (new)
Salvia patens Blue Ángel
S. patens Patio Blue and Patio Rose
Salvia coccinea Coral Nymph
S. cocc. Snow Nymph
HELPFUL TIPS ON GROWING SALVIA
There are over 900 species of Salvias, both annuals and perennials. They are easy to grow, easy to care for, deer resistant, bloom abundantly and have long lasting blooms. Salvia are a wonderful garden perennial for honey bees, hummingbirds and butterflies!
Salvias prefer full sun and well-drained soil.
Dig a hole twice the diameter of the container the plant is in
Mix in a 3-inch layer of compost
Place Salvia in the hole so the top of the root ball is level with the soil surface.
Space plants 1 to 3 feet apart, depending on the variety.
Carefully fill in around the plant and firm the soil gently.
Add a thin layer of mulch around the plant to retain moisture and control weeds.
Keep soil moist through the growing season.
Remove faded blooms to encourage continuous bloom.
Wait until new growth begins in early spring to remove old stems.
Divide perennial Salvias every 3 years. The best time to divide is in early spring, before new growth begins.