Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The days are getting longer and I'm finding more and more interesting things flowering in the greenhouses

Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips', and an unknown St. John's Wort? (actually it's not a St. John's Wort; its an unknown Australian species. We'll figure it out because it's feature, unidentified, on a brochure from Australian Native Plants Nursery. It's just a matter of time) Salvia microphylla is on of the parents of Salvia x 'Maraschino' (cherry?), which is a reliably hardy plant here in USDA Zone 7. Provided, you can give it good drainage and sun. I know the plant in my front bed has been there over 10 years. All these Salvias, greggii, microphylla, their selections, and recombinations) begin flowering in midsummer and continue to frost.

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