Salvias

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Charithea

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Re: Salvias
« Reply #195 on: June 30, 2021, 08:14:03 PM »
David, I now have three lots of these unidentified Salvias . They are tough and seem to take the sun ok. but look lost among the other Salvias. . They need to be in an area where their leaves can be appreciated.  I am planning to do some re- arranging this autumn.  I need to talk to Yiannos to see if he is getting plants from Greece to order some for me too.  Good luck with your new orders.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

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Charithea

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« Reply #196 on: July 01, 2021, 03:12:23 PM »
I have decide to post some photos ofSalvia 'Anthony Parker' to show that not everything is so dry.  David, they are all cuttings of the original cutting you sent me a few years ago.  Thank you so much for your generosity.
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I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

David Dickinson

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« Reply #197 on: July 01, 2021, 04:07:38 PM »
I was just about to post a thanks to you for the seeds of Salvia desoleana, Charithea. Germinated spring 2019 and now sending up their first flowers. It really needs to be against a wall or something to show of its flowers better. Yet another project for autumn!
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: Salvias
« Reply #198 on: July 05, 2021, 04:09:19 PM »
David your are correct. TheSalvia desoleana needs to be paired with a strong colour to show up its flowers. Mine is next to Love and Wishes which helps a bit. I thought of trying it  next to a Salvia eiggii but its flowers don't last long. There are so many things to do in the Autumn. I have already earmarked the new spots for transferring the Salvia leucophylla and group the red Salvias together. We shall see.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

Umbrian

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« Reply #199 on: July 06, 2021, 06:48:05 AM »
Certainly a busy autumn for me too this year. The June heatwave we experienced showed up the need for some reorganisation as usually stalwart plants succumbed to the high temperatures, drying winds and absence of any substantial rain in the preceding month or so.  Just hoping things survive with two hot months still to come.
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.

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Charithea

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« Reply #200 on: July 07, 2021, 03:05:32 PM »
The grandchildren are on holidays and our friends have returned home to their countries so I had more time to look through the book 'Aromatic and Spicy  Plants in Cyrus' by Georgios N Hadjikyriakou.  It reminded me of my efforts to grow Salvia dominica from seed and from cuttings before the first lock down.  They seeds were a failure but the cutting acquired from the Environmental Centre in early spring did well for a few months and then died  because it was not established before the hot sun burnt it. Salvia dominica is a rare indigenous plant of Cyprus that has amazingly aromatic leaves.  Today we went to the Centre and begged for some seeds.  I was also given some cuttings which you see in the photo.  I counted 25 seeds. I shall treasure them until is the right time to put them in the ground  Next visit will be at the Troodos Botanic Garden to beg some seeds of Salvia lanigera.  It has a blue to dark violet corolla.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.