Salvia guaranatica 'Villa Devoto'

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David Dickinson

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Salvia guaranatica 'Villa Devoto'
« on: July 16, 2018, 02:03:36 AM »
Hi Charithea and John

Good to hear the the Salvias have taken for you. I posted a photo of this plant a couple of years ago without realising it was 'Villa Devoto' which is a low growing form which suckers outwards. I had it in totally the wrong spot as I was expecting it to grow taller than the plants around it. Now that I have learnt, it has been moved. After being cut to the ground with the terrible cold snap we had this year it now looks like this photo taken at dusk today. The photo of the flower was taken a couple of weeks ago. I am sure you will like yours when it comes into flower. Well worth the wait.
I have a small garden in Rome, Italy. Some open soil, some concrete, some paved. Temperatures in winter occasionally down to 0C. Summer temperatures up to 40C in the shade. There are never watering restrictions but, of course, there is little natural water for much of June, July and August.

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Charithea

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Re: Salvia guaranatica 'Villa Devoto'
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2018, 05:28:56 PM »
David Dickinson get ready for the photos of Salvia 'Martinus Borg' and Salvia Guaranitica  'Costa Rica Blue. They have started to open.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

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Re: Salvia guaranatica 'Villa Devoto'
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2018, 10:39:33 PM »
"Villa Devoto" looks like another salvia I HAVE to own....    ;D
I am establishing a garden on Waiheke Island, 35 minutes out of Auckland. The site is windy, the clay soil dries out quickly in summer and is like plasticine in winter, but it is still very rewarding. Water is an issue, as we depend on tanks. I'm looking forward to sharing ideas. Caroline

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Re: Salvia guaranatica 'Villa Devoto'
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2018, 06:38:15 AM »
Me too - gorgeous colour.
MGS member living and gardening in Umbria, Italy for past 19 years. Recently moved from my original house and now planning and planting a new small garden.